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Adjective: calm (calmer,calmest)  kaa(l)m
  1. Not agitated; without losing self-possession
    "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar";
    - unagitated, serene, tranquil
     
  2. (of weather) free from storm or wind
    "calm seas"
     
  3. Free of noise and disturbance
Verb: calm  kaa(l)m
  1. Make calm or still
    "calm the dragons of worry and fear";
    - calm down, quiet, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillize, tranquillise [Brit], quieten [Brit], lull, still
     
  2. Stop being excited, agitated or moving
    "calm yourself";
    - steady, becalm
     
  3. Become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
    "After the fight both men need to calm down.";
    - calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool it, wind down, take a chill pill
     
  4. Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
    "The patient must be calmed before the operation";
    - sedate, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillize, tranquillise [Brit]
Noun: calm  kaa(l)m
  1. Steadiness of mind under stress
    - composure, calmness, equanimity, collectedness, unflappability
     
  2. Wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    - calm air
     
  3. A peaceful and restful state; absence of noise and disturbance
    "There was calm, not the chaos and hysteria that was predicted"

Derived forms: calming, calmest, calmer, calms, calmed

See also: composed, peaceable, peaceful, placid, quiet, settled, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled, windless

Type of: affect, air current, change state, comfort, console, current of air, disposition, solace, soothe, stabilise [Brit], stabilize, temperament, turn, wind

Antonym: agitate, stormy

Part of: Beaufort scale, wind scale

Encyclopedia: Calm