Calm

Definition of Calm

Pronunciation: kämd
n.1.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.
v. i.1.To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.
[imp. & p. p. Calmed (kämd); p. pr. & vb. n. Calming.]
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.
a.1.Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed.
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.
Such calm old age as conscience pure
And self-commanding hearts ensure.
- Keble.

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