Definitions for: Quiet
[n] a disposition free from stress or emotion
[n] the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
[n] an untroubled state; free from disturbances
[n] a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"
[adv] with little or no activity or especially agitation; "her hands rested quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out the back door"; (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly' as in"sit here as quiet as you can")
[adj] (astronomy; of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.
[adj] free from disturbance; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
[adj] without untoward incident or disruption; "a placid existence"; "quiet times"
[adj] in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
[adj] not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste"
[adj] free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
[adj] characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity; "a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
[v] make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
[v] become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
Webster (1913) Definition: Qui"et, a. [Compar. Quieter; superl. Quietest.] [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, a., Quiesce, Quietus, Quit, a., Quite,
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.
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.'' --Shak.
That son, who on the quiet state of man Such trouble
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.
I will sit as quiet as a lamb. --Shak.
5. Not showy; not such as to attract attention;
undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet
Syn: Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth; unmolested;
undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek;
Qui"et, n. [L. quies, -etis. See Quiet, a.]
1. The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an
hour or a time of quiet.
2. Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness;
tranquillity; peace; security.
And join with thee, calm Peace and Quiet. --Milton.
At quiet, still; peaceful.
In quiet, quietly. `` I will depart in quiet.'' --Shak.
Out of quiet, disturbed; restless. [Obs.] ``She is much out
of quiet.'' --Shak.
Qui"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quieted; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest,
or of silence.
2. To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to
tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors
or disorders; to quiet pain or grief.
Quiet yourselves, I pray, and be at peace. --Shak.
Qui"et, v. i.
To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be
soon quieted down.
Synonyms: calm, calm, calm down, catlike, dreamy, hush, hushed, lull, lull, muted, noiseless, pipe down, placid, placidity, quiesce, quiescent, quiet down, quieten, quieten, quietly, relaxing, repose, reposeful, restful, restrained, serenity, silence, silent, slumberous, slumbrous, soft, soundless, still, still, stilly, subdued, tiptoe, tranquil, tranquility, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillity, tranquillity, tranquillize, uneventful, unostentatious, unpretentious, unruffled, untroubled
Antonyms: active, agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, louden, noisy, rouse, sound, turn on, unquiet, unquietly
See Also: appease, assuage, assure, ataraxia, calm, calmness, calmness, change intensity, comfort, compose, composure, conciliate, console, equanimity, gentle, gruntle, hush, inaudible, lenify, mollify, order, pacify, peaceful, placate, quietness, reassure, solace, soothe, sound property, soundlessness, speechlessness, still, stillness, tame, unagitated, undisturbed, unhearable
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Famous Quotes Containing Quiet:
I don't know what impression you might have of the way I live. I live in a quiet place. I do not live as a hermit, though other people would prefer it if I did.-- Daniel Day-Lewis ( Actor)
In my circle of friends, I've always been loud and funny and talkative. But as soon as I step out of that circle, I get very quiet and introspective. I don't want the spotlight on me.-- Rosie Perez (American Actress)
Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers.-- Franz Boas (American Scientist)
A quiet personality sure isn't what you need to attract attention.-- Bill Budge (American Businessman)
It is a quiet and peaceful place - and a fitting place for the remains of this greatest of sea tragedies to rest.-- Robert D. Ballard ( Scientist)
Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.-- Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish Writer)
Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.-- Austin O'Malley (American Physicist)
We have been through this is biennial convulsion four or five different times over the past 10 or 12 years, and now it appears that we are going through this quiet agony all over again.-- Everett Dirksen (American Politician)
But being quiet and meditating on sound is something completely different and will be discovered very soon by a lot of people who feel that the visual world doesn't reach their soul anymore.-- Karlheinz Stockhausen (German Composer)
Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It's really a sight to see... or to hear!-- Michael McKean (American Actor)
Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses, and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience.-- James McHenry (American Politician)
Some of the most powerful times are when we're quiet. -- Michael W. Smith (American Musician)
I live out in the country now and it's quiet and it's a place where I can think a lot.-- Krist Novoselic (American Musician)
It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school.-- Herman Hesse (German Author)
I like a very dark house, just black. I sit there and just think. Once I'm still and quiet inside, I'll begin. It's very personal; it has to be. One song may be Bach, the next blues, a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece.-- Bobby McFerrin (American Musician)
Be quiet, or my wife will take away your first born and make him or her work in one of her sweatshops!-- Marc Anthony (American Musician)
I was a quiet teenager, introverted, full of angst.-- Nigella Lawson (British Journalist)
I think there is a very quiet power in things that are not on screen.-- Guillermo del Toro (Mexican Director)
A consensus politician is someone who does something that he doesn't believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it.-- John Major (British Politician)
I've heard myself referred to as a quiet superstar, and I don't quite know what that means.-- Sarah McLachlan (Canadian Musician)
Art, after all, is traditionally displayed against vacancies: paintings on dun walls, sculptures in empty spaces, music in quiet halls.-- John Hart ( -)
Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him.-- Mike Tyson (American Athlete)
God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.-- Izaak Walton (English Writer)
Well, it's a nice quiet time for Iron Maiden, and I'll be releasing a new solo album next year, so this is a really good time for the managing out my solo career, which is quite well.-- Bruce Dickinson (English Musician)
Off camera, I am not so quiet, I have a fun time, relaxed.-- LaToya London (American Musician)
I have a quiet and an artistic side that many people don't know of.-- Kiana Tom (American Model)
All quiet along the Potomac.-- George B. McClellan (American Soldier)
A quiet impression could be a personal instruction from the Lord. It is personal and private. It comes from the Lord. Why is it important to keep sacred writings private? Because then He will give us more.-- Richard G. Scott (American Clergyman)
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.-- Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish Writer)
O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast.-- Anne Boleyn (English Royalty)
I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.-- Agatha Christie (English Writer)
A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative. Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too.-- P. J. O'Rourke (American Comedian)
In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.-- Geoffrey Fisher ( Clergyman)
I talk too quiet, and I have to yell on stage.-- Clea Duvall (American Actress)
Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.-- Arundhati Roy (Indian Novelist)
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