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HUSH, a. [Heb. to be silent.] Silent; still; quiet; as, they are hush as death. This adjective never precedes the noun which it qualifies, except in the compound, hushmoney.

HUSH, v.t. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress noise; as, to hush the noisy crown; the winds were hushed.

My tongue shall hush again this storm of war.

1. To appease; to allay; to calm, as commotion or agitation.

Wilt thou then

Hush my cares?

HUSH, v.i. To be still; to be silent.

HUSH, imperative of the verb, used as an exclamation, be still; be silent or quiet; make no noise.

To hush up, to suppress; to keep concealed.

This matter is hushed up.



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HUSH, a. [Heb. to be silent.] Silent; still; quiet; as, they are hush as death. This adjective never precedes the noun which it qualifies, except in the compound, hushmoney.

HUSH, v.t. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress noise; as, to hush the noisy crown; the winds were hushed.

My tongue shall hush again this storm of war.

1. To appease; to allay; to calm, as commotion or agitation.

Wilt thou then

Hush my cares?

HUSH, v.i. To be still; to be silent.

HUSH, imperative of the verb, used as an exclamation, be still; be silent or quiet; make no noise.

To hush up, to suppress; to keep concealed.

This matter is hushed up.

HUSH, a. [G. husch; Dan. hys, hyst. In W. hêz is peace; hêzu, to make peace; cws is rest, sleep; and hust is a low, buzzing sound; Heb. חשה, to be silent. Class Gs, No. 46.]

Silent; still; quiet; as, they are hush as death. This adjective never precedes the noun which it qualifies, except in the compound, hushmoney.


HUSH, v.

Imperative of the verb, used as an exclamation, – be still; be silent or quiet; make no noise. To hush up, to suppress; to keep concealed. This matter is hushed up. Pope.


HUSH, v.i.

To be still; to be silent. Spenser.


HUSH, v.t.

  1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress noise; as, to hush the noisy crowd; the winds were hushed. My tongue shall hush again this storm of war. Shak.
  2. To appease; to allay; to calm, as commotion or agitation. Wilt thou then / Hush my cares? Otway.

Hush
  1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of.

    My tongue shall hush again this storm of war. Shak.

  2. To become or to keep still or quiet; to become silent; -- esp. used in the imperative, as an exclamation; be still; be silent or quiet; make no noise.

    Hush, idle words, and thoughts of ill. Keble.

    But all these strangers' presence every one did hush. Spenser.

  3. Stillness; silence; quiet.

    [R.] "It is the hush of night." Byron.

    Hush money, money paid to secure silence, or to prevent the disclosure of facts. Swift.

  4. Silent; quiet.

    "Hush as death." Shak.
  5. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.

    With thou, then,
    Hush my cares?
    Otway.

    And hush'd my deepest grief of all. Tennyson.

    To hush up, to procure silence concerning; to suppress; to keep secret. "This matter is hushed up." Pope.

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Hush

HUSH, adjective [Heb. to be silent.] Silent; still; quiet; as, they are hush as death. This adjective never precedes the noun which it qualifies, except in the compound, hushmoney.

HUSH, verb transitive To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress noise; as, to hush the noisy crown; the winds were hushed.

My tongue shall hush again this storm of war.

1. To appease; to allay; to calm, as commotion or agitation.

Wilt thou then

HUSH my cares?

HUSH, verb intransitive To be still; to be silent.

HUSH, imperative of the verb, used as an exclamation, be still; be silent or quiet; make no noise.

To hush up, to suppress; to keep concealed.

This matter is hushed up.

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