Definition of Quiet

1. Noun. A period of calm weather. "There was a lull in the storm"

Exact synonyms: Lull
Generic synonyms: Calmness
Derivative terms: Lull

2. Verb. Become quiet or quieter. "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
Exact synonyms: Hush, Pipe Down, Quiesce, Quiet Down, Quieten
Related verbs: Hush, Hush Up, Quieten, Shut Up, Silence, Still
Generic synonyms: Change Intensity
Derivative terms: Hush, Quiescent
Antonyms: Louden

3. Adjective. Characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity. "The factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
Also: Unagitated, Peaceable, Peaceful, Tame
Similar to: Quiescent, Untroubled
Derivative terms: Quietness
Antonyms: Unquiet

4. Adverb. With little or no activity or no agitation ('quiet' is a nonstandard variant for 'quietly'). "Sit here as quiet as you can"
Exact synonyms: Quietly
Antonyms: Unquietly

5. Noun. An untroubled state; free from disturbances.
Exact synonyms: Tranquility, Tranquillity
Generic synonyms: Order
Derivative terms: Tranquil

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

7. Adjective. Free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound. "The room was dark and quiet"
Also: Inaudible, Unhearable, Soft
Similar to: Noiseless, Silent, Soundless, Still, Stilly, Tiptoe
Antonyms: Noisy
Derivative terms: Quietness

8. Noun. The absence of sound. "The street was quiet"
Exact synonyms: Silence
Specialized synonyms: Hush, Still, Stillness, Speechlessness, Quietness, Soundlessness
Generic synonyms: Sound Property
Derivative terms: Silence, Silent
Antonyms: Sound

9. Adjective. Not showy or obtrusive. "Clothes in quiet good taste"

10. Noun. A disposition free from stress or emotion.
Exact synonyms: Placidity, Repose, Serenity, Tranquility, Tranquillity
Generic synonyms: Calm, Calmness, Composure, Equanimity
Specialized synonyms: Ataraxia
Derivative terms: Placid

11. Adjective. In a softened tone. "A quiet reprimand"
Exact synonyms: Hushed, Muted, Subdued
Similar to: Soft
Derivative terms: Subduedness

12. Adjective. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves. "Unruffled water"

13. Adjective. Of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g..
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Antonyms: Active

Definition of Quiet

1. a. In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air.

2. n. The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.

3. v. t. To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.

4. v. i. To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down.

Definition of Quiet

1. Adjective. With little or no sound; denoting absence of disturbing noise. ¹

2. Adjective. Having little motion or activity; calm. ¹

3. Adjective. Not busy, of low quantity. ¹

4. Adjective. Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved. ¹

5. Verb. To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm. ¹

6. Verb. To cause someone to become quiet. ¹

7. Noun. The absence of sound; quietness. ¹

8. Noun. the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility ¹

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Definition of Quiet

1. making little or no noise [adj -ETER, -ETEST] / to cause to be quiet [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Quiet

1. 1. In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air. "They . . . Were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him." (Judg. Xvi. 2) 2. Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still. 3. Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience. " So quiet and so sweet a style." "That son, who on the quiet state of man Such trouble brought." (Milton) 4. Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented. "The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit." (1 Pet. Iii. 4) "I will sit as quiet as a lamb." (Shak) 5. Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colours; a quiet movement. Synonym: Still, tranquil, calm, unruffled, smooth, unmolested, undisturbed, placid, peaceful, mild, peaceable, meek, contented. Origin: L. Quietus, p. P. Pf quiescere to rest, keep quiet; akin to quies rest, and prob. To E. While, n. See While, and cf. Coy, Quiesce, Quietus, Quit, Quite, Requiem. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quiet

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quiescent stem cell
quiet (current term)
quiet as a mouse
quiet coach
quiet coaches
quiet down
quiet hip disease
quiet iritis
quiet lung
quieten down

Literary usage of Quiet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gems of the Modern Poets: With Biographical Notices by Samuel Carter Hall (1842)
"THE quiet MIND. THOUGH low my lot, my wish is won, My hopes are few and staid ; All I thought life would do is done, The last request is made. ..."

2. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1839)
"A minute ago the boy had looked the quiet, mild, dejected creature that harsh treatment had made him. But his spirit was roused at last; the cruel insult to ..."

3. Sermons by Joseph Butler, Samuel Clarke (1827)
"A quiet and peaceable life," by way of distinction, surely, from eager tumultuary pursuits in our private capacity, as well as in opposition both to our ..."

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