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steady, calm, becalmverb
To make calm or still; make quiet; calm.
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
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.
to render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease
to keep from motion, or stop the progress of, by the stilling of the wind; as, the fleet was becalmed
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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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The numerical value of becalm in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of becalm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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