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English Dictionary: Calm by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Calm
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
calm
adj
  1. not agitated; without losing self-possession; "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"; "he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country"
    Synonym(s): calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil
  2. (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas"
    Antonym(s): stormy
n
  1. steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
    Synonym(s): composure, calm, calmness, equanimity
    Antonym(s): discomposure
  2. wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    Synonym(s): calm air, calm
v
  1. make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
    Synonym(s): calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still
    Antonym(s): agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on
  2. make steady; "steady yourself"
    Synonym(s): steady, calm, becalm
  3. become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation; "After the fight both men need to cool off."; "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
    Synonym(s): calm, calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool it
  4. cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
    Synonym(s): sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise
    Antonym(s): arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Calm \Calm\ (k[aum]m), n. [OE. calme, F. calme, fr. It. or Sp.
      calma (cf. Pg. calma heat), prob. fr. LL. cauma heat, fr. Gr.
      kay^ma burning heat, fr. kai`ein to burn; either because
      during a great heat there is generally also a calm, or
      because the hot time of the day obliges us seek for shade and
      quiet; cf. {Caustic}]
      Freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; a cessation
      or absence of that which causes motion or disturbance, as of
      winds or waves; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity.
  
               The wind ceased, and there was a great calm. --Mark.
                                                                              iv. 39.
  
               A calm before a storm is commonly a peace of a man's
               own making.                                             --South.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Calm \Calm\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Calmed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Calming}.] [Cf. F. calmer. See {Calm}, n.]
      1. To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as,
            to calm the winds.
  
                     To calm the tempest raised by Eolus.   --Dryden.
  
      2. To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or
            soothe, as the mind or passions.
  
                     Passions which seem somewhat calmed.   --Atterbury.
  
      Syn: To still; quiet; appease; allay; pacify; tranquilize;
               soothe; compose; assuage; check; restrain.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Calm \Calm\ (k[aum]m), a. [Compar. {Calmer} (-[etil]r); super.
      {Calmest} (-[ecr]st)]
      1. Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still;
            quiet; serene; undisturbed. [bd]Calm was the day.[b8]
            --Spenser.
  
                     Now all is calm, and fresh, and still. --Bryant.
  
      2. Undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or
            excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech. [bd]Calm and
            sinless peace.[b8] --Milton. [bd]With calm attention.[b8]
            --Pope.
  
                     Such calm old age as conscience pure And
                     self-commanding hearts ensure.            --Keble.
  
      Syn: Still; quiet; undisturbed; tranquil; peaceful; serene;
               composed; unruffled; sedate; collected; placid.
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