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Princeton's WordNet

  1. steady, calm, becalmverb

    make steady

    "steady yourself"


  1. becalmverb

    To make calm or still; make quiet; calm.

  2. becalmverb

    To cut off the wind from a ship either by the proximity of land or by another vessel. A ship that is motionless due to the absence of wind is becalmed.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Becalmverb

    Etymology: from calm.

    The moon shone clear on the becalmed flood. Dryden.

    A man becalmed at sea, out of sight of land, in a fair day, may look on the sun, or sea, or ship, a whole hour, and perceive no motion. John Locke.

    Soft whisp’ring airs, and the lark’s mattin song,
    Then woo to musing, and becalm the mind
    Perplex’d with irksome thoughts. Philips.

    Banish his sorrows, and becalm his soul
    With easy dreams. Joseph Addison, Cato.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Becalmverb

    to render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease

  2. Becalmverb

    to keep from motion, or stop the progress of, by the stilling of the wind; as, the fleet was becalmed

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Becalm

    be-käm′, v.t. to make calm, still, or quiet.—p.adj. Becalmed′, motionless from want of wind. [Pfx. be-, and Calm.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of becalm in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of becalm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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