What does QUIET mean?

Definitions for QUIET
ˈkwaɪ ɪtqui·et

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word QUIET.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lull, quietnoun

    a period of calm weather

    "there was a lull in the storm"

  2. tranquillity, tranquility, quietnoun

    an untroubled state; free from disturbances

  3. silence, quietnoun

    the absence of sound

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

  4. repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquilityadjective

    a disposition free from stress or emotion

  5. quietadjective

    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. quietadjective

    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, restrainedadjective

    not showy or obtrusive

    "clothes in quiet good taste"

  8. hushed, muted, subdued, quietadjective

    in a softened tone

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

  9. placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffledadjective

    (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. quietverb

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

  11. quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe downverb

    become quiet or quieter

    "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

  12. calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stilladverb

    make calm or still

    "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

  13. quietly, quietadverb

    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"


  1. quietnoun

    The absence of sound; quietness.

  2. quietnoun

    the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility

  3. quietverb

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

    When you quiet, we can start talking.

  4. quietverb

    To cause someone to become quiet.

  5. quietadjective

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

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

  6. quietadjective

    Having little motion or activity; calm.

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

  7. quietadjective

    Not busy, of low quantity.

  8. quietadjective

    Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. QUIETadjective

    Etymology: quiet, Fr. quietus, Latin.

    Breaking off the end for want of breath,
    And slyding soft, as down to sleep her laid,
    She ended all her woe in quiet death. Fa. Queen.

    This life is best,
    If quiet life is best; sweeter to you,
    That have a sharper known. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    Let it be in the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. 1 Pet.

    They laid wait for him, and were quiet all the night. Judges xvi. 2.

    Happy is your grace,
    That can translate the stubborness of fortune
    Into so quiet and so sweet a style. William Shakespeare.

  2. Quietnoun

    Rest; repose; tranquillity; freedom from disturbance; peace; security.

    Etymology: quies, Lat.

    They came into Laish unto a people that were at quiet and secure. Judges xviii. 27.

    There fix’d their arms, and there renew’d their name,
    And there in quiet rules. John Dryden, Æneis.

    Indulgent quiet, pow’r serene,
    Mother of joy and love. John Hughes.

  3. To Quietverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    The lowest degree of faith, that can quiet the soul of man, is a firm conviction that God is placable. Duncan Forbes.

    Putting together the ideas of moving or quieting corporeal motion, joined to substance, we have the idea of an immaterial spirit. John Locke.


  1. quiet

    Quiet can be defined as a state or quality of being characterized by little or no noise, sound, or disturbance. It refers to a calm, peaceful, and tranquil environment or atmosphere with a lack of loud or distracting sounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quietadjective

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

  2. Quietadjective

    free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still

  3. Quietadjective

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

  4. Quietadjective

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

  5. Quietadjective

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

  6. Quietadjective

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

  7. Quietadjective

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

  8. Quietverb

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

  9. Quietverb

    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. Quietverb

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

  11. Etymology: [L. quies, -etis. See Quiet, a.]


  1. Quiet

    Quiet is an album by jazz musician John Scofield.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quiet

    kwī′et, adj. at rest: calm: smooth: peaceable: gentle, inoffensive: silent, still: free from gaudiness, in good taste: free from bustle or formality.—n. the state of being at rest: repose: calm: stillness: peace.—v.t. to bring to rest: to stop motion: to calm or pacify: to lull: to allay.—v.i. to become quiet, to abate.—n. Quī′etāge (Spens.), quiet.—v.t. Quī′eten, to make quiet, calm.—v.i. to become quiet.—n. Quī′eter (Shak.), a person or thing that quiets.—v.t. Quī′etise, to make quiet.—ns. Quī′etism, rest of the mind: mental tranquillity: apathy: the doctrine that religious perfection on earth consists in passive and uninterrupted contemplation of the Deity; Quī′etist, one who believes in this doctrine (Molinos, Mme. Guyon, &c.).—adj. Quietist′ic, pertaining to quietism.—n. Quī′etive, anything that induces quiet.—adv. Quī′etly, in a quiet manner: without motion or alarm: calmly: silently: patiently.—ns. Quī′etness, Quī′etude, rest: repose: freedom from agitation or alarm: stillness: peace: silence.—adj. Quī′etsome (Spens.), calm, still, undisturbed.—n. Quiē′tus, a final settlement or discharge: ending generally: (slang) a severe blow.—At quiet (B.), peaceful; In quiet, quietly; On the quiet, clandestinely; Out of quiet, disturbed. [L. quietusquiscĕre, to rest.]


  1. Quiet

    subdued: not conspicuous or contrasting in color or maculation.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. QUIET

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Quiet is ranked #160975 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Quiet surname appeared 100 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Quiet.

    69% or 69 total occurrences were White.
    28% or 28 total occurrences were Black.

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of QUIET in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of QUIET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of QUIET in a Sentence

  1. Hisham Genena:

    It's quiet here, we can speak freely.

  2. François Fénelon:

    How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak.

  3. Walter Raleigh:

    War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune.

  4. Nicolette Molina:

    At this new school Layla started coming home more quiet and less of herself, and started asking not to wear her shirts or R2-D2 jacket.

  5. Vitaly Stepanov:

    I felt like,' Are you trying to buy us ?' is that how The IOC treats whistleblowers ? Make them quiet by giving them The IOC accreditation and access to VIP lounges.

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  • stilAfrikaans
  • صامت, هادئArabic
  • шым, тынысBashkir
  • ціхіBelarusian
  • тихBulgarian
  • tranquil, silenciós, poc, quiet, mica, calmarCatalan, Valencian
  • tichý, klidný, ticho, klidCzech
  • stille, rolig, tyst, ro, stilhed, roligeDanish
  • still, ruhig, leise, ruhenGerman
  • ήρεμος, ήσυχος, σιγανός, σιωπηλός, ησυχίαGreek
  • trankvilaEsperanto
  • callado, poco, detenido, reservado, quieto, calmo, tranquilo, silente, silencioso, pacífico, tranquilidad, callar, silencio, calma, calmarSpanish
  • vaikne, tasaneEstonian
  • کم گوی, آرام, کم صدا, خاموش, ساکت شدن, آرام شدنPersian
  • äänetön, hiljainen, rauhallinen, vaisu, hiljaisuus, hiljentyä, rauhoittua, rauhoittaa, hiljentääFinnish
  • calme, silencieux, paisible, tranquille, discret, apaiser, calmerFrench
  • ciúin, ciúnasIrish
  • socair, sèimh, ciùin, sàmhach, sàmhchair, tosdScottish Gaelic
  • quieto, silandeiro, calmo, silenciosoGalician
  • ख़ामोश, ख़ामोशीHindi
  • csendesHungarian
  • հանգիստ, լռությունArmenian
  • quieteInterlingua
  • diamIndonesian
  • quietaIdo
  • hljóðurIcelandic
  • silenzioso, calmo, quieto, taciturno, placare, silenzio, pace, tranquillità, calmareItalian
  • 静か, 閑散, 平静, 沈黙, 静寂Japanese
  • ხმადაბალი, წყნარიGeorgian
  • тынышKazakh
  • ស្ងាត់Khmer
  • 조용한Korean
  • هێمن, وسکتKurdish
  • тынчKyrgyz
  • tacitus, tranquillus, pācō, silentiumLatin
  • tylusLithuanian
  • kluss, lēns, klusumsLatvian
  • тивокMacedonian
  • शांतMarathi
  • diam, senyap, ديام, سڽڤMalay
  • rustig, zwijgzaam, stil, kalm, geluidloos, vredig, geruisloos, kalmerenDutch
  • rolig, stilleNorwegian
  • silenciósOccitan
  • ਚੁੱਪ-ਚਾਪ, ਚੁੱਪੀPanjabi, Punjabi
  • cichy, spokojnyPolish
  • silencioso, tranqüilo, calado, quieto, calmo, acalmar, silêncio, quietude, silenciar, tranquilizar, caladaPortuguese
  • încet, tăcut, LinișteRomanian
  • спокойный, тихий, успокоить, успокаиваться, успокоиться, успокаивать, тихоRussian
  • tih, spokojan, тих, šutljiv, miranSerbo-Croatian
  • tichýSlovak
  • tihSlovene
  • lugn, stilla, tyst, tysta, tystnad, tystnaSwedish
  • ప్రశాంతం, మౌనం, నిశ్శబ్దంTelugu
  • пастTajik
  • เงียบThai
  • sessiz, suskunTurkish
  • тихийUkrainian
  • خاموش, خاموشیUrdu
  • yên tĩnh, 安靜Vietnamese
  • stilikVolapük
  • quietYiddish

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