Meaning of calm

calm

Pronunciation: (käm older kam spelling pron. kälm), [key]
— adj., n., v. -er, -est,
—adj.
  1. without rough motion; still or nearly still: a calm sea.
  2. not windy or stormy: a calm day.
  3. free from excitement or passion; tranquil: a calm face; a calm manner.
—n.
  1. freedom from motion or disturbance; stillness.
  2. wind speed of less than 1 mph (0.447 m/sec).
  3. freedom from agitation, excitement, or passion; tranquillity; serenity: She faced the possibility of death with complete calm.
—v.t.
  1. to make calm: He calmed the excited dog.
—v.i.
  1. to become calm (usually fol. by down).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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