Definitions for subsidesəbˈsaɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•sidesəbˈsaɪd(v.i.)-sid•ed, -sid•ing.

  1. to sink to a low or lower level.

  2. to become quiet, less active, or less violent; abate.

  3. to sink or fall to the bottom, as sediment; settle; precipitate.

Origin of subside:

1640–50; < L subsīdere=sub-sub - +sīdere to sit, settle; akin to sedēre to be seated; see sit

sub•sid•encesəbˈsaɪd ns, ˈsʌb sɪ dns(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subside, lessen(verb)

    wear off or die down

    "The pain subsided"

  2. subside(verb)

    sink to a lower level or form a depression

    "the valleys subside"

  3. subside, settle(verb)

    sink down or precipitate

    "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"

  4. sink, subside(verb)

    descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

    "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. subside(verb)əbˈsaɪd

    to become less strong

    The fighting/noise/wind finally subsided.

  2. subsideəbˈsaɪd

    to become lower

    as the flood water subsided

Wiktionary

  1. subside(Verb)

    To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.

  2. subside(Verb)

    To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.

  3. subside(Verb)

    To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be calmed; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subside(verb)

    to sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees

  2. Subside(verb)

    to tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink

  3. Subside(verb)

    to fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be calmed; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate; as, the sea subsides; the tumults of war will subside; the fever has subsided


Translations for subside

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

subside(verb)

(of land, streets, buildings etc) to sink lower

When a building starts to subside, cracks usually appear in the walls.

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