Definitions for quietˈkwaɪ ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

qui•etˈkwaɪ ɪt(adj.; v.)-et•er, -et•est

  1. making little or no noise or sound:

    quiet neighbors.

  2. free or comparatively free from noise:

    a quiet street.

  3. silent:

    Be quiet!

  4. restrained in speech or manner:

    a quiet person.

  5. free from disturbance or tumult; peaceful:

    a quiet life.

  6. being at rest.

  7. free from activity, esp. busy or vigorous activity:

    a quiet Sunday afternoon.

  8. quiescent; peaceable:

    The factions have been quiet for years.

  9. motionless or moving very gently:

    quiet waters.

  10. free from disturbing thoughts, emotions, etc.:

    a quiet conscience.

  11. said, expressed, done, etc., in a restrained or unobtrusive way:

    a quiet reproach.

  12. not showy or obtrusive; subdued:

    quiet colors.

  13. not busy or active:

    The stock market was quiet last week.

  14. (v.t.)to make quiet.

  15. to make tranquil or peaceful; pacify.

  16. to calm mentally, as a person.

  17. to allay (tumult, doubt, fear, etc.).

  18. to silence.

  19. (v.i.)to become quiet (often fol. by down).

Origin of quiet:

1350–1400; < L quiētus, ptp. of quiēscere (see quiescent )


qui•etˈkwaɪ ɪt(n.)

  1. freedom from noise, unwanted sound, etc.

  2. freedom from disturbance or tumult; tranquillity; rest; repose.

  3. peace; peaceful condition of affairs.

Origin of quiet:

1300–50; ME quiet(e) (< MF quiete) < L quiēt- (s. of quiēs) rest, peace; (see quiescent )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lull, quiet(noun)

    a period of calm weather

    "there was a lull in the storm"

  2. tranquillity, tranquility, quiet(noun)

    an untroubled state; free from disturbances

  3. silence, quiet(noun)

    the absence of sound

    "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"

  4. repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility(adj)

    a disposition free from stress or emotion

  5. quiet(adj)

    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"

  6. quiet(adj)

    free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound

    "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"

  7. quiet, restrained(adj)

    not showy or obtrusive

    "clothes in quiet good taste"

  8. hushed, muted, subdued, quiet(adj)

    in a softened tone

    "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"

  9. 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"

  10. quiet(verb)

    of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.

  11. quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down(verb)

    become quiet or quieter

    "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

  12. calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still(adverb)

    make calm or still

    "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

  13. quietly, quiet(adverb)

    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

  1. quiet(adjective)ˈkwaɪ ɪt

    not making much noise, or without noise

    a quiet engine; At this early hour the house was quiet.

  2. quietˈkwaɪ ɪt

    used to tell sb not to talk or make noise

    Children, please be quiet.

  3. quietˈkwaɪ ɪt

    not busy

    a quiet day at work

  4. quietˈkwaɪ ɪt

    (of a person) not talkative

    a quiet man with few friends

  5. quiet(noun)ˈkwaɪ ɪt

    a situation in which there is little noise or activity

    in the quiet of the night; I long for some peace and quiet.


  1. quiet(Noun)

    The absence of sound; quietness.

  2. quiet(Noun)

    the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility

  3. quiet(Verb)

    To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.

    When you quiet, we can start talking.

  4. quiet(Verb)

    To cause someone to become quiet.

  5. quiet(Adjective)

    With little or no sound; denoting absence of disturbing noise.

    I can't hear the music, it is too quiet.

  6. quiet(Adjective)

    Having little motion or activity; calm.

    the sea was quiet; a quiet night at home; all quiet on the Western front

  7. quiet(Adjective)

    Not busy, of low quantity.

  8. quiet(Adjective)

    Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.

    He's a very quiet man usually, but is very chatty after a few beers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quiet(adj)

    in a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air

  2. Quiet(adj)

    free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still

  3. Quiet(adj)

    not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience

  4. Quiet(adj)

    not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented

  5. Quiet(adj)

    not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement

  6. Quiet(adj)

    the quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet

  7. Quiet(adj)

    freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security

  8. Quiet(verb)

    to stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence

  9. Quiet(verb)

    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

  10. Quiet(verb)

    to become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down


  1. Quiet

    Quiet is an album by jazz musician John Scofield.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quiet' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1752

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quiet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1337

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quiet' in Adjectives Frequency: #187

Anagrams of quiet

  1. quite

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.

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