Definitions for: Calm

[n] steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
[adj] marked by freedom from agitation or excitement; "the rioters gradually became calm and slowly dispersed"
[adj] (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas"
[adj] not agitated; without losing self-possession; "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"
[adj] characterized by absence of emotional agitation; "calm acceptance of the inevitable"; "remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country"
[v] cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
[v] make steady; "steady yourself"
[v] become quiet or calm, esp. after a state of agitation; "After the fight both men need to cool off."; "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
[v] make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

Webster (1913) Definition: Calm (k[aum]m), n. [OE. calme, F. calme, fr. It. or Sp.
calma (cf. Pg. calma heat), prob. fr. LL. cauma heat, fr. Gr.
kay^ma burning heat, fr. kai`ein to burn; either because
during a great heat there is generally also a calm, or
because the hot time of the day obliges us seek for shade and
quiet; cf. Caustic]
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.

The wind ceased, and there was a great calm. --Mark.
iv. 39.

A calm before a storm is commonly a peace of a man's
own making. --South.

Calm, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Calming.] [Cf. F. calmer. See Calm, n.]
1. To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as,
to calm the winds.

To calm the tempest raised by Eolus. --Dryden.

2. To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or
soothe, as the mind or passions.

Passions which seem somewhat calmed. --Atterbury.

Syn: To still; quiet; appease; allay; pacify; tranquilize;
soothe; compose; assuage; check; restrain.

Calm (k[aum]m), a. [Compar. Calmer (-[~e]r); super.
Calmest (-[e^]st)]
1. Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still;
quiet; serene; undisturbed. ``Calm was the day.''

Now all is calm, and fresh, and still. --Bryant.

2. Undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or
excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech. ``Calm and
sinless peace.'' --Milton. ``With calm attention.''

Such calm old age as conscience pure And
self-commanding hearts ensure. --Keble.

Syn: Still; quiet; undisturbed; tranquil; peaceful; serene;
composed; unruffled; sedate; collected; placid.

Synonyms: becalm, calm down, calmness, chill out, composed, composure, cool it, cool off, equanimity, lull, placid, quiet, quiet, quieten, sedate, serene, settle down, settled, simmer down, steady, still, still, tranquil, tranquilize, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillise, tranquillize, tranquillize, unagitated, undisturbed, unruffled, windless

Antonyms: agitate, arouse, brace, charge, charge up, commove, discomposure, energise, energize, excite, perk up, rouse, stimulate, stormy, turn on

See Also: aplomb, appease, assuage, assure, assuredness, change state, comfort, compose, conciliate, console, cool, disposition, gentle, gruntle, hypnotise, hypnotize, lenify, mesmerise, mesmerize, mollify, pacify, peaceful, placate, placidity, poise, quiet, reassure, repose, sang-froid, self-possession, serenity, solace, soothe, stabilise, stabilize, temperament, tranquility, tranquillity, turn

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