Definitions for: Hush


[n] (poetic) tranquil silence; "the still of the night"
[v] run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals; in mining
[v] wash by removing particles; in mining; "Wash ores"
[v] become quiet or still; fall silent; "hush my babay!"
[v] cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
[v] become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"



Webster (1913) Definition: Hush, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hushed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Hushing.] [OE. huschen, hussen, prob. of imitative origin;
cf. LG. hussen to lull to sleep, G. husch quick, make haste,
be silent.]
1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress
the noise or clamor of.

My tongue shall hush again this storm of war.
--Shak.

2. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.

With thou, then, Hush my cares? --Otway.

And hush'd my deepest grief of all. --Tennyson.

To hush up, to procure silence concerning; to suppress; to
keep secret. ``This matter is hushed up.'' --Pope.


Hush, v. i.
To become or to keep still or quiet; to become silent; --
esp. used in the imperative, as an exclamation; be still; be
silent or quiet; make no noise.

Hush, idle words, and thoughts of ill. --Keble.

But all these strangers' presence every one did hush.
--Spenser.


Hush, n.
Stillness; silence; quiet. [R.] ``It is the hush of night.''
--Byron.

Hush money, money paid to secure silence, or to prevent the
disclosure of facts. --Swift.


Hush, a.
Silent; quiet. ``Hush as death.'' --Shak.

Synonyms: hush up, pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down, quieten, quieten, shut up, silence, still, still, stillness

Antonyms: louden, louden

See Also: calm down, change, change intensity, conquer, curb, gag, gloss over, hush, inhibit, irrigate, lave, lull, muzzle, quiet, shout down, shush, silence, sleek over, stamp down, subdue, suppress, wash, water, whitewash

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