Definitions for calmkɑm; older kæm; spelling pron. kɑlm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. composure, calm, calmness, equanimity(noun)

    steadiness of mind under stress

    "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

  2. calm air, calm(adj)

    wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale

  3. calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil(adj)

    not agitated; without losing self-possession

    "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"; "he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country"

  4. calm(verb)

    (of weather) free from storm or wind

    "calm seas"

  5. calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still(verb)

    make calm or still

    "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

  6. steady, calm, becalm(verb)

    make steady

    "steady yourself"

  7. calm, calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool it(verb)

    become quiet or calm, especially 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."

  8. sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise(verb)

    cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

    "The patient must be sedated before the operation"


  1. calm(Noun)

    The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.

  2. calm(Noun)

    The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.

  3. calm(Noun)

    A period of time without wind.

  4. calm(Verb)

    To make calm.

  5. calm(Verb)

    To become calm.

  6. calm(Adjective)

    Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.

  7. calm(Adjective)

    Free of noise and disturbance.

  8. calm(Adjective)

    with little waves on the surface.

  9. Origin: From calme, from Old calma. calma may derive from cauma, from καῦμα, from καίω, or possibly from caleo, from (Doric) κάλεoς (of the Ionic κήλεος).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calm(noun)

    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

  2. Calm(noun)

    to make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds

  3. Calm(noun)

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

  4. Calm

    not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed

  5. Calm

    undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech

  6. Origin: [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]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'calm' in Verbs Frequency: #934

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'calm' in Adjectives Frequency: #820

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • هاديArabic
  • aliqaAymara
  • тынысBashkir
  • затишие, усмирявам, спокоен, тишина, спокойствие, мирен, успокоявам, стихвам, покой, успокоявам се, тих, безветриеBulgarian
  • calm, calmar, calmaCatalan, Valencian
  • klid, uklidnit, klidnýCzech
  • stille, ro, rolig, blive stille, stilhed, blive rolig, berolige, vindstilleDanish
  • Ruhe, beruhigen, ruhig, ruhig stellen, windstill, StilleGerman
  • ηρεμώ, γαλήνιος, ηρεμία, γαλήνη, ήρεμοςGreek
  • serena, trankvilaEsperanto
  • calma, calmado, calmo, sosiegoSpanish
  • آرام, ساکتPersian
  • rauhallinen, tyyni, tyyneys, levollisuus, tyyntyä, pläkä, rauhallisuus, tyynnyttää, tyven, rauhoittua, rauhoittaa, levollinenFinnish
  • tranquille, calmeFrench
  • suaimhneach, fèathScottish Gaelic
  • calmarGalician
  • שלווה, רגוע, הרגיע, נרגע, רוגע, שלווHebrew
  • csendes, megnyugszik, megnyugtat, nyugodt, lecsendesít, lecsendesülHungarian
  • հանգիստ, հանգստություն, խաղաղությունArmenian
  • kalmigar, kalmeskarIdo
  • 平穏, 無風, 平静, 穏やか, 平安, 静か, 泰平Japanese
  • rouegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ramusLithuanian
  • rāmsLatvian
  • rahopē, mauritauMāori
  • fredelig, roe, vindstille, rolig, beroligeNorwegian
  • afkoelen, kalmeren, rust, kalm, windstilte, vredig, sereniteit, gerust stellen, rustigDutch
  • roleg, roe, fredelegNorwegian Nynorsk
  • roe segNorwegian
  • spokój, uspokajać się, uspokajać, spokojny, uspokoić się, uspokoić, opanowanyPolish
  • tranquilo, calmaria, sossegado, tranquilidade, calma, acalmar, calmo, sossegoPortuguese
  • liniștit, calma, liniște, liniști, calmRomanian
  • покой, спокойный, успокаиваться, успокаивать, тихий, штиль, затишье, безветрие, тишина, спокойствие, успокоиться, успокоитьRussian
  • lugn, vindstilla, stilla, lugna, stiltje, stillhet, bleke, ro, rofylldSwedish
  • sakinTurkish
  • калимTatar

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