What does silent mean?

Definitions for silentˈsaɪ lənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word silent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. silent, soundless, still(adj)

    marked by absence of sound

    "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"

  2. mum, silent(adj)

    failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

    "the witness remained silent"

  3. silent, tacit, understood(adj)

    implied by or inferred from actions or statements

    "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"

  4. silent, unsounded(adj)

    not made to sound

    "the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"; "in French certain letters are often unsounded"

  5. silent(adj)

    having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility

    "a silent dog whistle"

  6. dumb, mute, silent(adj)

    unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

Wiktionary

  1. silent(Noun)

    That which is silent; a time of silence.

  2. silent(Noun)

    A silent movie

  3. silent(Adjective)

    Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.

  4. silent(Adjective)

    Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.

  5. silent(Adjective)

    Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent. Parnell. Sir W. Raleigh.

  6. silent(Adjective)

    Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, "e is silent in fable."

  7. silent(Adjective)

    Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.

  8. silent(Adjective)

    Without audio capability.

    The Magnavox Odyssey was a silent console.

  9. silent(Adjective)

    Hidden, unseen, as a silent voter or silent partner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Silent(adj)

    free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet

  2. Silent(adj)

    not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative

  3. Silent(adj)

    keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent

  4. Silent(adj)

    not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in "fable."

  5. Silent(adj)

    having no effect; not operating; inefficient

  6. Silent(noun)

    that which is silent; a time of silence

Freebase

  1. Silent

    Silent were a Brazilian arena rock band from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'silent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2626

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'silent' in Adjectives Frequency: #357

Anagrams for silent »

  1. enlist

  2. leints

  3. inlets

  4. tinsel

  5. listen

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of silent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of silent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeffrey Rouse:

    They sit in silent watch, they sit in silent judgment.

  2. Gerhard Kocher:

    The Silent majority is silent, and that is best for everybody.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.

  4. Victor Hugo:

    Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossile to be silent.

  5. Winston Churchill:

    Too often the strong silent man is silent because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

Images & Illustrations of silent

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