What does calm mean?

Definitions for calm
kɑm; older kæm; spelling pron. kɑlmcalm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. composure, calm, calmness, equanimity(noun)

    steadiness of mind under stress

    "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

  2. calm air, calm(adj)

    wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale

  3. calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil(adj)

    not agitated; without losing self-possession

    "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"; "he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country"

  4. calm(verb)

    (of weather) free from storm or wind

    "calm seas"

  5. calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still(verb)

    make calm or still

    "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

  6. steady, calm, becalm(verb)

    make steady

    "steady yourself"

  7. calm, calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool it(verb)

    become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation

    "After the fight both men need to cool off."; "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."

  8. sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise(verb)

    cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

    "The patient must be sedated before the operation"

Wiktionary

  1. calm(Noun)

    The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.

    Etymology: From calme, from Old calma. calma may derive from cauma, from καῦμα, from καίω, or possibly from caleo, from (Doric) κάλεoς (of the Ionic κήλεος).

  2. calm(Noun)

    The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.

    Etymology: From calme, from Old calma. calma may derive from cauma, from καῦμα, from καίω, or possibly from caleo, from (Doric) κάλεoς (of the Ionic κήλεος).

  3. calm(Noun)

    A period of time without wind.

    Etymology: From calme, from Old calma. calma may derive from cauma, from καῦμα, from καίω, or possibly from caleo, from (Doric) κάλεoς (of the Ionic κήλεος).

  4. calm(Verb)

    To make calm.

    Etymology: From calme, from Old calma. calma may derive from cauma, from καῦμα, from καίω, or possibly from caleo, from (Doric) κάλεoς (of the Ionic κήλεος).

  5. calm(Verb)

    To become calm.

    Etymology: From calme, from Old calma. calma may derive from cauma, from καῦμα, from καίω, or possibly from caleo, from (Doric) κάλεoς (of the Ionic κήλεος).

  6. calm(Adjective)

    Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.

    Etymology: From calme, from Old calma. calma may derive from cauma, from καῦμα, from καίω, or possibly from caleo, from (Doric) κάλεoς (of the Ionic κήλεος).

  7. calm(Adjective)

    Free of noise and disturbance.

    Etymology: From calme, from Old calma. calma may derive from cauma, from καῦμα, from καίω, or possibly from caleo, from (Doric) κάλεoς (of the Ionic κήλεος).

  8. calm(Adjective)

    with little waves on the surface.

    Etymology: From calme, from Old calma. calma may derive from cauma, from καῦμα, from καίω, or possibly from caleo, from (Doric) κάλεoς (of the Ionic κήλεος).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calm(noun)

    freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; a cessation or absence of that which causes motion or disturbance, as of winds or waves; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity

    Etymology: [OE. calme, F. calme, fr. It. or Sp. calma (cf. Pg. calma heat), prob. fr. LL. cauma heat, fr. Gr. kay^ma burning heat, fr. kai`ein to burn; either because during a great heat there is generally also a calm, or because the hot time of the day obliges us seek for shade and quiet; cf. Caustic]

  2. Calm(noun)

    to make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds

    Etymology: [OE. calme, F. calme, fr. It. or Sp. calma (cf. Pg. calma heat), prob. fr. LL. cauma heat, fr. Gr. kay^ma burning heat, fr. kai`ein to burn; either because during a great heat there is generally also a calm, or because the hot time of the day obliges us seek for shade and quiet; cf. Caustic]

  3. Calm(noun)

    to deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions

    Etymology: [OE. calme, F. calme, fr. It. or Sp. calma (cf. Pg. calma heat), prob. fr. LL. cauma heat, fr. Gr. kay^ma burning heat, fr. kai`ein to burn; either because during a great heat there is generally also a calm, or because the hot time of the day obliges us seek for shade and quiet; cf. Caustic]

  4. Calm

    not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed

    Etymology: [OE. calme, F. calme, fr. It. or Sp. calma (cf. Pg. calma heat), prob. fr. LL. cauma heat, fr. Gr. kay^ma burning heat, fr. kai`ein to burn; either because during a great heat there is generally also a calm, or because the hot time of the day obliges us seek for shade and quiet; cf. Caustic]

  5. Calm

    undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech

    Etymology: [OE. calme, F. calme, fr. It. or Sp. calma (cf. Pg. calma heat), prob. fr. LL. cauma heat, fr. Gr. kay^ma burning heat, fr. kai`ein to burn; either because during a great heat there is generally also a calm, or because the hot time of the day obliges us seek for shade and quiet; cf. Caustic]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calm

    käm, adj. still or quiet: serene, tranquil.—n. absence of wind—also in pl.: repose: serenity of feelings or actions.—v.t. to make calm: to quiet.—ns. Calm′ant, Calm′ative—in medical language.—adjs. Calm′ative, Calm′ant, Calmed, Calm′y (Spens.)—adv. Calm′ly.—n. Calm′ness. [Fr. calme (It. calma), from Low L. cauma—Gr. kauma, noonday heat—kai-ein, to burn.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. calm

    There being no wind stirring it is designated flat, dead, or stark, under each of which the surface of the sea is unruffled.

Editors Contribution

  1. calm

    A feeling of balance.

    The cal feeling was of benefit to everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 2, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'calm' in Verbs Frequency: #934

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'calm' in Adjectives Frequency: #820

How to pronounce calm?

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How to say calm in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calm in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of calm in a Sentence

  1. Cora Breuner:

    If we don’t bring it up in a calm and open environment, they are going to turn elsewhere.

  2. Kim Joo-hyeok:

    There's a lot of tension here since we live in the unit on the front line, which makes me feel insecure at times, but through ballet, I am able to stay calm and find balance as well as build friendships with my fellow soldiers.

  3. Ben Carson:

    Somebody did something inappropriate and therefore she understood -- I believe -- that she was sitting on a powder keg and needed to do something to calm the situation down.

  4. Jordan Miller:

    You can calm down, looking at trees and seeing these majestic creatures flying, it's cool.

  5. Chelsea Wolfe:

    I'd rather smoke a little bit and have the focus and calm that comes with it than dull my senses with big pharma pills, i don't smoke on tour because of my voice, but I'll have a cannabis lozenge or an edible on a day off to help relax my nerves.

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Translations for calm

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  • هادي, هدوءArabic
  • aliqaAymara
  • тынысBashkir
  • затишие, усмирявам, спокоен, тишина, спокойствие, мирен, успокоявам, стихвам, покой, успокоявам се, тих, безветриеBulgarian
  • calm, calmar, calmaCatalan, Valencian
  • klid, uklidnit, klidnýCzech
  • stille, ro, rolig, blive stille, stilhed, blive rolig, berolige, vindstilleDanish
  • Ruhe, beruhigen, ruhig, ruhig stellen, windstill, StilleGerman
  • ηρεμώ, γαλήνιος, ηρεμία, γαλήνη, ήρεμοςGreek
  • serena, trankvilaEsperanto
  • calma, calmado, calmo, sosiegoSpanish
  • آرام, ساکتPersian
  • rauhallinen, tyyni, tyyneys, levollisuus, tyyntyä, pläkä, rauhallisuus, tyynnyttää, tyven, rauhoittua, rauhoittaa, levollinenFinnish
  • tranquille, calmeFrench
  • suaimhneach, fèathScottish Gaelic
  • calmarGalician
  • שלווה, רגוע, הרגיע, נרגע, רוגע, שלווHebrew
  • csendes, megnyugszik, megnyugtat, nyugodt, lecsendesít, lecsendesülHungarian
  • հանգիստ, հանգստություն, խաղաղությունArmenian
  • tenangIndonesian
  • kalmigar, kalmeskarIdo
  • calmaItalian
  • 平穏, 無風, 平静, 穏やか, 平安, 静か, 泰平Japanese
  • 고요한Korean
  • cessabitLatin
  • rouegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ramusLithuanian
  • rāmsLatvian
  • rahopē, mauritauMāori
  • fredelig, roe, vindstille, rolig, beroligeNorwegian
  • afkoelen, kalmeren, rust, kalm, windstilte, vredig, sereniteit, gerust stellen, rustigDutch
  • roleg, roe, fredelegNorwegian Nynorsk
  • roe segNorwegian
  • spokój, uspokajać się, uspokajać, spokojny, uspokoić się, uspokoić, opanowanyPolish
  • tranquilo, calmaria, sossegado, tranquilidade, calma, acalmar, calmo, sossegoPortuguese
  • liniștit, calma, liniște, liniști, calmRomanian
  • покой, спокойный, успокаиваться, успокаивать, тихий, штиль, затишье, безветрие, тишина, спокойствие, успокоиться, успокоитьRussian
  • lugn, vindstilla, stilla, lugna, stiltje, stillhet, bleke, ro, rofylldSwedish
  • sakinTurkish
  • калимTatar
  • پرسکونUrdu
  • רויקYiddish
  • 冷静Chinese

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