Definitions for quietˈkwaɪ ɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
qui•etˈkwaɪ ɪt(adj.; v.)-et•er, -et•est
making little or no noise or sound:
free or comparatively free from noise:
a quiet street.
restrained in speech or manner:
a quiet person.
free from disturbance or tumult; peaceful:
a quiet life.
being at rest.
free from activity, esp. busy or vigorous activity:
a quiet Sunday afternoon.
The factions have been quiet for years.
motionless or moving very gently:
free from disturbing thoughts, emotions, etc.:
a quiet conscience.
said, expressed, done, etc., in a restrained or unobtrusive way:
a quiet reproach.
not showy or obtrusive; subdued:
not busy or active:
The stock market was quiet last week.
(v.t.)to make quiet.
to make tranquil or peaceful; pacify.
to calm mentally, as a person.
to allay (tumult, doubt, fear, etc.).
(v.i.)to become quiet (often fol. by down).
Origin of quiet:
1350–1400; < L quiētus, ptp. of quiēscere (see quiescent )
freedom from noise, unwanted sound, etc.
freedom from disturbance or tumult; tranquillity; rest; repose.
peace; peaceful condition of affairs.
Origin of quiet:
1300–50; ME quiet(e) (< MF quiete) < L quiēt- (s. of quiēs) rest, peace; (see quiescent )
a period of calm weather
"there was a lull in the storm"
tranquillity, tranquility, quiet(noun)
an untroubled state; free from disturbances
the absence of sound
"he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility(adj)
a disposition free from stress or emotion
characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
"a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
"a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
not showy or obtrusive
"clothes in quiet good taste"
hushed, muted, subdued, quiet(adj)
in a softened tone
"hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled(adj)
(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
"a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down(verb)
become quiet or quieter
"The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still(adverb)
make calm or still
"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly')
"her hands rested quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out the back door"; "sit here as quiet as you can"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
not making much noise, or without noise
a quiet engine; At this early hour the house was quiet.
used to tell sb not to talk or make noise
Children, please be quiet.
a quiet day at work
(of a person) not talkative
a quiet man with few friends
a situation in which there is little noise or activity
in the quiet of the night; I long for some peace and quiet.
The absence of sound; quietness.
the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility
To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.
When you quiet, we can start talking.
To cause someone to become quiet.
With little or no sound; denoting absence of disturbing noise.
I can't hear the music, it is too quiet.
Having little motion or activity; calm.
the sea was quiet; a quiet night at home; all quiet on the Western front
Not busy, of low quantity.
Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.
He's a very quiet man usually, but is very chatty after a few beers.
in a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air
free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still
not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience
not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented
not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement
the quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet
freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security
to stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence
to calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors or disorders; to quiet pain or grief
to become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down
Translations for quiet
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not making very much, or any, noise; without very much, or any, noise
Tell the children to be quiet; It's very quiet out in the country; a quiet person.
- caladoPortuguese (BR)
- tichý, klidnýCzech
- tranquilo; silencioso; calladoSpanish
- hljóður, hljóðláturIcelandic
- calmo, tranquilloItalian
- ramus, tylusLithuanian
- kluss; mierīgs; rāmsLatvian
- stille, lydløs, roligNorwegian
- غلى، ارام، نه خوځېدونكى، بې حركته، ژرنه پارېدونكى، حياناك دروند، ملايم، نرم، منزوى، جلاPashto
- tichý, vyrovnanýSlovak
- tyst, stillsamSwedish
- 安靜的Chinese (Trad.)
- безшумний; спокійнийUkrainian
- شور و غل یا ہنگاموں سے پاکUrdu
- yên lặngVietnamese
- 安静的Chinese (Simp.)
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