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,
Requiem.]
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.'' --Shak.

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 colors; a quiet
movement.

Syn: Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth; unmolested;
undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek;
contented.


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.
Quieting.]
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:


Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.

-- Thomas de Quincey (English Author)

Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer.

-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh (American Writer)

I enjoy the quiet life.

-- Martin Yan (Chinese Celebrity)

There were butterflies, otherwise, you're not really ready to play. The locker room, I remember, was quiet and we were very focused on playing that game.

-- John Starks (American Athlete)

Yet better for one of my nature to have it that way than to have life a peaceful, placid flow of quiet contentment. I must have days of rushing excitement.

-- Dawn Powell (American Writer)

An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.

-- Walter Bagehot (English Author)

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)

But generally speaking, I tend to be quiet and introspective.

-- Rowan Atkinson (English Comedian)

It is time for dead languages to be quiet.

-- Natalie Clifford Barney (American Author)

For me, first, it's finding quiet in my life - and I do that through yoga and meditation. It's also been a matter of changing the way I eat, because I think what we eat can inform who we are; food is a chemical and a drug to a certain extent.

-- Mariel Hemingway (American Actress)

God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour.

-- Charles Stanley (American Clergyman)

What I find very interesting about the mutual funds managers is that here are people who are the new masters of the universe. They're managing billions, yet they're subject to this quiet daily tyranny of numbers.

-- Ron Chernow (American Author)

I have a quiet and an artistic side that many people don't know of.

-- Kiana Tom (American Model)

Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph.

-- Iris Murdoch (Irish Author)

Steve is very quiet, even shy. I am very gregarious. So, opposites.

-- Jayne Meadows (American Actress)

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

-- Euripides (Greek Poet)

I live sort of in the country and I like that. It's very quiet, it's beautiful.

-- Christopher Walken (American Actor)

There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.

-- Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish Writer)

I have commenced my auspicious reign and am in quiet possession of the Presidential Mansion... this winter I intend to do something in the way of entertaining that shall be the admiration and talk of all Washington world.

-- Julia Gardiner Tyler (American First Lady)

I'm actually a very quiet person off the golf course. I talk 150 miles per hour when I'm at the course, but when in private I very seldom ever open my mouth.

-- Lee Trevino (American Athlete)

You know, the men go to tea houses with the expectation that they will have a nice quiet evening and not read about it the next morning in the newspaper.

-- Arthur Golden (American Writer)

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)

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.

-- Jonathan Swift (Irish Writer)

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've heard myself referred to as a quiet superstar, and I don't quite know what that means.

-- Sarah McLachlan (Canadian Musician)

I have never appreciated a quiet moment with a friend as much, a quiet moment with a book and I think part of that is my obsession with being older and time going faster and it's become increasingly sweeter for me.

-- Candice Bergen (American Actress)

In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.

-- Salman Rushdie (Indian Novelist)

For no art and no religion is possible until we make allowances, until we manage to keep quiet the enfant terrible of logic that plays havoc with the other faculties.

-- John C. Ransom ( -)

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)

My first two records were more energetic; Phantom Moon is subtle, quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected.

-- Duncan Sheik (American Musician)

I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front.

-- Norman Borlaug (American Scientist)

In school I was pretty quiet. Kinda shy until my junior year. But at home I was a freak.

-- Dane Cook (American Comedian)

The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.

-- Albert Camus (French Philosopher)

It all has to do with the director, the captain of the ship. He sets the pace, the mood. If the director is quiet, the set is quiet. If the director is loud, then everybody has to be louder to be heard.

-- Eva Marie Saint (American Actress)

Touch us gently, Time! Let us glide adown thy stream, Gently, - as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream!

-- Barry Cornwall (English Poet)


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