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:
If I feel strongly, I say it. I know I can do more good by being vocal than by staying quiet. I'd have a whole lot more money if I lied, but I wouldn't enjoy spending it.-- Martina Navratilova (American Athlete)
Touch us gently, Time! Let us glide adown thy stream, Gently, - as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream!-- Barry Cornwall (English Poet)
Joy is like restless day; but peace divine like quiet night; Lead me, O Lord, till perfect Day shall shine through Peace to Light.-- Adelaide Anne Procter (English Poet)
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.-- Anne Frank (German Writer)
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!-- Charles Dickens (English Novelist)
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.-- Franz Kafka (Austrian Poet)
They can't find my house now because I keep it very quiet where I live.-- James Herriot (British Writer)
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.-- Jonathan Swift (Irish Writer)
There is no corner too quiet, or too far away, for a woman to make sorrow in it.-- Amelia Barr (American Novelist)
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)
You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.-- Paul Simon (American Musician)
A quiet personality sure isn't what you need to attract attention.-- Bill Budge (American Businessman)
One night some short weeks ago, for the first time in her not always happy life, Marilyn Monroe's soul sat down alone to a quiet supper from which it did not rise.-- Clifford Odets (American Playwright)
Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man.-- Iain Duncan Smith (British Politician)
When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over.-- William Temple ( -)
Steve is very quiet, even shy. I am very gregarious. So, opposites.-- Jayne Meadows (American Actress)
In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience.-- Minnie Driver (English Actress)
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)
An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.-- Walter Bagehot (English Author)
Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.-- Florida Scott-Maxwell (American Writer)
Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes, who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity, come home from another grueling day, yet still find time to interact with their children.-- Armstrong Williams (American Journalist)
Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.-- Agatha Christie (English Writer)
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)
For which reason I would exhort you to pay all due Regard to the government over us; to the KING and all in authority; and to lead a quiet and peaceable life.-- Jonathan Mayhew (American Clergyman)
I've got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts.-- Bill Watterson (American Cartoonist)
My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't.-- Beverly Sills (American Musician)
As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.-- John Donne (British Poet)
So I had to just kind of go back to the hotel, take a shower, sit quiet, dig down deep, warm up, and allow myself to move into some kind of zone. And then I remembered that a lot of my favorite musical moments are not about perfection.-- Kathy Mattea (American Musician)
I love that quiet time when nobody's up and the animals are all happy to see me.-- Olivia Newton-John ( Musician)
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)
The best physicians are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman.-- Daniel D. Palmer (Canadian Celebrity)
Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.-- Arundhati Roy (Indian Novelist)
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)
Christ was only crucified once and for a few hours. Think of the hundreds of thousands whom Christ has been crucifying in a quiet way ever since.-- Samuel Butler (British Poet)
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.-- Bertrand Russell (British Philosopher)
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