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Meaning & Definition of Calm in English

English

Calm

/kɑm/

noun

1. Steadiness of mind under stress

  • "He accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
    synonym:
  • composure
  • ,
  • calm
  • ,
  • calmness
  • ,
  • equanimity

2. Wind moving at less than 1 knot

  • 0 on the beaufort scale
    synonym:
  • calm air
  • ,
  • calm

verb

1. Make calm or still

  • "Quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
    synonym:
  • calm
  • ,
  • calm down
  • ,
  • quiet
  • ,
  • tranquilize
  • ,
  • tranquillize
  • ,
  • tranquillise
  • ,
  • quieten
  • ,
  • lull
  • ,
  • still

2. Make steady

  • "Steady yourself"
    synonym:
  • steady
  • ,
  • calm
  • ,
  • becalm

3. 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."
    synonym:
  • calm
  • ,
  • calm down
  • ,
  • cool off
  • ,
  • chill out
  • ,
  • simmer down
  • ,
  • settle down
  • ,
  • cool it

4. Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

  • "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
    synonym:
  • sedate
  • ,
  • calm
  • ,
  • tranquilize
  • ,
  • tranquillize
  • ,
  • tranquillise

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • calm
  • ,
  • unagitated
  • ,
  • serene
  • ,
  • tranquil

2. (of weather) free from storm or wind

  • "Calm seas"
    synonym:
  • calm

Examples of using

The wind remained calm.
Try to remain calm.
Try to remain calm.