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CALM, a.

1. Still; quiet; being at rest; as the air. Hence not stormy or tempestuous; as a calm day.

2. Undisturbed; not agitated; as a calm sea.

3. Undisturbed by passion; not agitated or excited; quiet; tranquil; as the mind, temper, or attention.

CALM, n. Stillness; tranquillity; quiet; freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; applied to the elements, or the mind and passions.

CALM, v.t. To still; to quiet; as the wind, or elements; to still, appease, allay or pacify, as the mind, or passions.




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CALM, a.

1. Still; quiet; being at rest; as the air. Hence not stormy or tempestuous; as a calm day.

2. Undisturbed; not agitated; as a calm sea.

3. Undisturbed by passion; not agitated or excited; quiet; tranquil; as the mind, temper, or attention.

CALM, n. Stillness; tranquillity; quiet; freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; applied to the elements, or the mind and passions.

CALM, v.t. To still; to quiet; as the wind, or elements; to still, appease, allay or pacify, as the mind, or passions.


CALM, a. [càm; Fr. calme; Sp. calma; It. calma; D. kalm. Qu. Gr. χαλαω; It. calare, to decrease or abate; Sp. calar, to sink.]

  1. Still; quiet; being at rest; as the air. Hence, not stormy or tempestuous; as, a calm day.
  2. Undisturbed; not agitated; as, a calm sea.
  3. Undisturbed by passion; not agitated or excited; quiet; tranquil; as the mind, temper, or attention.

CALM, n.

Stillness; tranquillity; quiet; freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; applied to the elements, or to the mind and passions. – South.


CALM, v.t.

To still; to quiet; as the wind, or elements; to still, appease, allay or pacify, as the mind or passions. – Dryden. Atterbury.


Calm
  1. 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.

  2. To make calm] to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.

    To calm the tempest raised by Eolus.
    Dryden.

  3. Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed.

    "Calm was the day." Spenser.

    Now all is calm, and fresh, and still.
    Bryant.

  4. 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.

  5. Undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech.

    "Calm and sinless peace." Milton. "With calm attention." 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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Calm

CALM, adjective

1. Still; quiet; being at rest; as the air. Hence not stormy or tempestuous; as a calm day.

2. Undisturbed; not agitated; as a calm sea.

3. Undisturbed by passion; not agitated or excited; quiet; tranquil; as the mind, temper, or attention.

CALM, noun Stillness; tranquillity; quiet; freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; applied to the elements, or the mind and passions.

CALM, verb transitive To still; to quiet; as the wind, or elements; to still, appease, allay or pacify, as the mind, or passions.

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