composure, calm, calmness, equanimity(noun)
steadiness of mind under stress
"he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
calm air, calm(adj)
wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
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"
(of weather) free from storm or wind
calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still(verb)
make calm or still
"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
steady, calm, becalm(verb)
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."
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"
The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.
The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.
A period of time without wind.
To make calm.
To become calm.
Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.
Free of noise and disturbance.
with little waves on the surface.
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).
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
to make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds
to deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions
not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed
undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech
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]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
käm, adj. still or quiet: serene, tranquil.—n. absence of wind—also in pl.: repose: serenity of feelings or actions.—v.t. to make calm: to quiet.—ns. Calm′ant, Calm′ative—in medical language.—adjs. Calm′ative, Calm′ant, Calmed, Calm′y (Spens.)—adv. Calm′ly.—n. Calm′ness. [Fr. calme (It. calma), from Low L. cauma—Gr. kauma, noonday heat—kai-ein, to burn.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'calm' in Verbs Frequency: #934
Rank popularity for the word 'calm' in Adjectives Frequency: #820
The numerical value of calm in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of calm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They sicken of the calm that know the storm.
Calm has reigned over financial markets, but it has been an uneasy calm.
True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?
We ask the public to remain calm and patient, we are confident there will be another trial with a different jury. We are calm; you should be calm too.
Are you cold when you are happy? Are you cold when you are unhappy? Then you are a wise man! Wisdom makes man cool and calm. Wise man is cool and calm!
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Translations for calm
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- هادي, هدوءArabic
- 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
- 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
- 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
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