Definition of Calm

1. Noun. Steadiness of mind under stress. "He accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

Exact synonyms: Calmness, Composure, Equanimity
Generic synonyms: Disposition, Temperament
Specialized synonyms: Aplomb, Assuredness, Cool, Poise, Sang-froid, Placidity, Quiet, Repose, Serenity, Tranquility, Tranquillity
Derivative terms: Compose, Equanimous
Antonyms: Discomposure



2. Verb. Make calm or still. "The performance is likely to calm Sue"; "Quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

3. Adjective. Not agitated; without losing self-possession. "Tranquil life in the country"
Exact synonyms: Serene, Tranquil, Unagitated
Similar to: Composed
Derivative terms: Calmness, Calmness

4. Noun. Wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale.
Exact synonyms: Calm Air
Generic synonyms: Air Current, Current Of Air, Wind
Group relationships: Beaufort Scale, Wind Scale

5. Verb. Make steady. "Steady yourself"
Exact synonyms: Becalm, Steady
Generic synonyms: Stabilise, Stabilize

6. Adjective. (of weather) free from storm or wind. "Calm seas"
Similar to: Placid, Quiet, Smooth, Still, Tranquil, Unruffled, Settled, Windless
Also: Peaceable, Peaceful
Derivative terms: Calmness
Antonyms: Stormy

7. Verb. Become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation. "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."

8. Verb. Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to. "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
Exact synonyms: Sedate, Tranquilize, Tranquillise, Tranquillize
Generic synonyms: Affect
Specialized synonyms: Hypnotise, Hypnotize, Mesmerise, Mesmerize
Derivative terms: Sedation, Sedative, Tranquilizer, Tranquilliser, Tranquillizer
Antonyms: Stimulate

Definition of Calm

1. n. 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.

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

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

Definition of Calm

1. Adjective. (context: of a person) Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a place or situation) Free of noise and disturbance. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of water) with little waves on the surface. ¹

4. Noun. (context: in a person) The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion. ¹

5. Noun. (context: in a place or situation) The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance. ¹

6. Noun. A period of time without wind. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To make calm. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To become calm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calm

1. free from agitation [adj CALMER, CALMEST] : CALMLY [adv] / to make calm [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: calm

Lexicographical Neighbors of Calm

calls out
calls to mind
calls to order
calls up
callsign
callsigns
calluna
callunas
callup
callups
callus
callused
calluses
callusing
callystatin
calm (current term)
calm air
calm as a millpond
calm before the storm
calm down
calm wind
calmant
calmants
calmative
calmatives
calme
calmecac
calmecacs
calmed
calmed down

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