What does subside mean?

Definitions for subsidesəbˈsaɪd

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

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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subside

    sub-sīd′, v.i. to settle down: to settle at the bottom: to fall into a state of quiet: to sink to a lower level: (coll.) to cease talking, to take a less prominent place.—ns. Subsī′dence (also Sub′sidence), Subsī′dency, act or process of subsiding, settling, or sinking. [L. subsidĕresub, down, sidĕre, to settle.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subside in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subside in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Engineer Brandon Bostian:

    I believe as a result of the concussion, he has absolutely no recollection of the events. I'm told that his memory is likely to return as the concussion symptoms subside.

  2. Bricklin Dwyer:

    Our view is that we get a pretty clear signal that the first-quarter soft patch was just that, a temporary soft patch that will subside and we will get a bit of a bounce back.

  3. Anchorman Pavel Lobkov:

    As the economic crisis deepens, this mood will subside. People will start asking questions (like) why life is so bad, is it really that the United States is really to blame for everything.

  4. Andrew Barber:

    As we see volatility subside in the bond market and what seems to be an orderly withdrawal from the fixed-income market before a shift in policy, there is less fear among equity market investors.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    All that life unfolds/offers is transient. i.e. it lasts only for a short time. So, if/when life is soft/good to you, do glorify/appreciate God the giver and then, enjoy/celebrate/share it positively/cheerfully. But, if/when life is tough/bad to you never worry. For, your tough/bad time will sooner or later subside/vanish.

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Translations for subside

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • disminuirSpanish
  • tyyntyä, laskeutua, painua, vajota, rauhoittua, laantuaFinnish
  • tomberFrench
  • sìolaidhScottish Gaelic
  • surutIndonesian
  • calare, calmarsi, sprofondare, abbassare, discendere, ridursi, scendere, quietarsi, ridurre, sedare, abbassarsiItalian
  • 가라앉다Korean
  • sedeoLatin
  • whakamauru, whakamahuruMāori
  • kalmeren, zakken, verlagen, bezinken, dalen, milderen, zinkenDutch
  • esvaziarPortuguese
  • успокоиться, оседать, опуститься, успокаиваться, уняться, опускаться, спасть, униматься, осесть, спадатьRussian
  • avta, dö bort, lägga sig, lugna sigSwedish

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