What does quiet mean?

Definitions for quiet
ˈkwaɪ ɪtqui·et

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lull, quiet(noun)

    a period of calm weather

    "there was a lull in the storm"

  2. tranquillity, tranquility, quiet(noun)

    an untroubled state; free from disturbances

  3. silence, quiet(noun)

    the absence of sound

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

  4. repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility(adj)

    a disposition free from stress or emotion

  5. quiet(adj)

    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. quiet(adj)

    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, restrained(adj)

    not showy or obtrusive

    "clothes in quiet good taste"

  8. hushed, muted, subdued, quiet(adj)

    in a softened tone

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

  9. placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled(adj)

    (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. quiet(verb)

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

  11. quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down(verb)

    become quiet or quieter

    "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

  12. calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still(adverb)

    make calm or still

    "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

  13. quietly, quiet(adverb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. quiet(Noun)

    The absence of sound; quietness.

  2. quiet(Noun)

    the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility

  3. quiet(Verb)

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

    When you quiet, we can start talking.

  4. quiet(Verb)

    To cause someone to become quiet.

  5. quiet(Adjective)

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

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

  6. quiet(Adjective)

    Having little motion or activity; calm.

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

  7. quiet(Adjective)

    Not busy, of low quantity.

  8. quiet(Adjective)

    Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quiet(adj)

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

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

  2. Quiet(adj)

    free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still

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

  3. Quiet(adj)

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

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

  4. Quiet(adj)

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

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

  5. Quiet(adj)

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

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

  6. Quiet(adj)

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

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

  7. Quiet(adj)

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

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

  8. Quiet(verb)

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

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

  9. Quiet(verb)

    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

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

  10. Quiet(verb)

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

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

Freebase

  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.]

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

How to pronounce quiet?

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How to say quiet in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Saani Perry:

    You're expected to sit in the classroom and stay quiet and not speak your mind.

  2. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:

    We shouldn't stay quiet in the face of this incident … and we will pursue this complaint until it reaches a result.

  3. Barbara Bush:

    I may not be the most eloquent, but I learned early that eloquence won't draw oil from the ground, i may sometimes be a little awkward, but there's nothing self-conscious in my love of country. I am Barbara Bush -- but I hear the quiet people others don't.

  4. Taya Kyle:

    I said, 'Are you OK?' he said 'yep.' And that's not common for him. I could tell something was up and he was just quiet ...

  5. Randy Frederick:

    If things stay quiet on the Greece and China front, it will be good for the market to focus on earnings, which should be driving the market in the first place.

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Translations for quiet

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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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