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Alternative clues for the word calm
Like some seas
Like the eye of a storm
Peace and quiet
Time of smooth sailing
Good trait to have in a crisis
Less than 1 m.p.h., as winds
Like the eye of a hurricane
Hard to fluster
Not having big waves
Smooth, as seas
Like Type B personalities
0 on the Beaufort scale
Chill, so to speak
What comes before the storm
Steadiness of mind under stress
Not wavy, say
Partner of collected
Complete lack of wind
Word definitions for calm in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. adjective COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a calming/soothing effect (= one that makes you feel less angry, excited, or nervous ) ▪ His words seemed to have a calming effect on the crowd. a calming/soothing influence ▪ The music seemed to have a calming...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Calm \Calm\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calmed (k[aum]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Calming .] [Cf. F. calmer. See Calm , n.] To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds. To calm the tempest raised by Eolus. --Dryden. To deliver from agitation...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
1 (context of a person English) peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety. 2 (context of a place or situation English) Free of noise and disturbance. 3 (context of water English) with little waves on the surface. 4 without wind or storm. n....
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., from Old French calme "tranquility, quiet," traditionally from Old Italian calma , from Late Latin cauma "heat of the mid-day sun" (in Italy, a time when everything rests and is still), from Greek kauma "heat" (especially of the sun), from kaiein...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity" [syn: composure , calmness , equanimity ] [ant: discomposure ]
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Calm or CALM may refer to: Calmness Brooke Intertropical Convergence Zone , also known as The Calms or doldrums, the area encircling the earth near the equator where the northeast and southeast trade winds come together
Usage examples of calm.
Slina cut off, flicking a glance at Jord and Abel behind them, and Rimon became aware of the utter horror Jord was righting down, the weary but sick feeling in Abel as they listened to the calm discussion between two Gendealers.
It too was a prosperous and fairly large city, dominated by the temple precinct and palace atop a small acropolis, dreaming alongside its wide calm inlet.
Business was good in Massachusetts in the calm of 1772 and Adams prospered once again.
Jonny put in, striving to keep his voice calm as the memories of Adirondack swirled like swamp vapor through his mind.
Reality, or rather realism, calm, cold, selective, had no part at all in this story.
We sit side-by-side on the sofa watching the calm, perfectly-coifed anchorperson coordinate her own commentary with cuts to correspondents in various parts of North America and abroad.
As there was but one bed in the room, I asked Bellino, in as calm a tone as I could assume, whether he would have a fire lighted in another chamber, and my surprise may be imagined when he answered quietly that he had no objection to sleep in the same bed with me.
She answered with perfect calm that I had nothing to expect from her as she did not love me, and as for keeping the secret she defied me to disclose it.
There was a spate of recoveries whilst the fleet sat in the calm harbor of Anfa Antiqua, taking on fresh food and water and waiting for the small contingent of Afriquan mercenaries to get themselves, their gear, and their animals aboard the ships that would be joining the fleet.
At last calm was restored, and eventually the apes became accustomed to the strange antics of their craft, after which no more trouble was experienced with them.
He saw above him, in the clearness of the storm-scoured waning day, what appeared to be a golden structure rising from the summit, its shape a reassuring and infinitely calming sweep of dual archlike parabolas.
The air around Vo Mimbre became dead calm, and the Asturian archers cut down whole battalions of charging Malloreans.
Instinctively he leaned forward to squeeze her hand, a calming pressure to bring his own asynchronous heartbeats under control.
This speech was made quietly and with all the customary Winslow deliberation and apparent calm, but there was one little slip in it and that slip Babbitt was quick to notice.
It was good to be back in that calm, purposeful, well-ordered world, where an atmosphere of assured competence prevailed and questions of life and death were discussed in cool, measured undertones.