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

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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
calm (current term)
calm air
calm as a millpond
calm before the storm
calm down
calm wind
calmed down

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