Crossword clues for quiet
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Quiet \Qui"et\, a. [Compar. Quieter; superl. Quietest.] [L. quietus, p. p. pf quiescere to rest, keep quiet; akin to quies rest, and prob. to E. while, n. See While, and cf. Coy, a., Quiesce, Quietus, Quit, a., Quite, Requiem.]
In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air.
They . . . were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him.
2. Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.
Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience. `` So quiet and so sweet a style.''
That son, who on the quiet state of man Such trouble brought.
Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.
The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.
--1 Pet. iii. 4.
I will sit as quiet as a lamb.
Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement.
Syn: Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth; unmolested; undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek; contented.
Quiet \Qui"et\, n. [L. quies, -etis. See Quiet, a.]
The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.
Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security.
And join with thee, calm Peace and Quiet.
At quiet, still; peaceful.
In quiet, quietly. `` I will depart in quiet.''
Out of quiet, disturbed; restless. [Obs.] ``She is much out of quiet.''
Quiet \Qui"et\, v. i. To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down.
Quiet \Qui"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quieted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quieting.]
To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.
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.
Quiet yourselves, I pray, and be at peace.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "peaceable, at rest, restful, tranquil," from Old French quiet and directly from Latin quietus "calm, at rest, free from exertion," from quies (genitive quietis) "rest" (see quiet (n.)). As an adverb from 1570s. Related: Quietly; quietness.
c.1300, "freedom from disturbance or conflict; calm, stillness," from Old French quiete "rest, repose, tranquility" and directly from Latin quies (genitive quietis) "a lying still, rest, repose, peace," from PIE root *kweie- (2) "to rest, be quiet" (cognates: Old Persian shiyati-, Avestan shaiti- "well-being;" Avestan shyata- "happy;" Gothic hveila, Old English hwil "space of time;" see while (n.)). Late 14c. as "inactivity, rest, repose."
late 14c., "subdue, lessen," from quiet (adj.) and in part from Latin quietare. From mid-15c. as "to make silent, cause to be quiet;" intransitive sense of "become quiet, be silent" is from 1791. Related: Quieted; quieting.
1 With little or no sound; free from of disturbing noise. 2 Having little motion or activity; calm. 3 Not busy, of low quantity. n. 1 The absence of sound; quietness. 2 the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility v
1 To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm. 2 To cause someone to become 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" [ant: unquiet]
free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet" [ant: noisy]
not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste" [syn: restrained]
without untoward incident or disruption; "a placid existence"; "quiet times" [syn: placid]
free from disturbance; "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" [syn: placid, still, tranquil, unruffled]
of the sun; characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g. [ant: active]
n. a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm" [syn: lull]
an untroubled state; free from disturbances [syn: tranquillity]
Quiet is an album by jazz guitarist John Scofield. With its emphasis on acoustic guitar and gentle orchestral arrangements, Quiet is something of an oddity in Scofield's discography which more typically features electric jazz fusion and soul/funk-influenced music.
QUIET is an astronomy experiment to study the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation. QUIET stands for Q/U Imaging ExperimenT. The Q/U in the name refers to the ability of the telescope to measure the Q and U Stokes parameters simultaneously. QUIET is located at an elevation of 5,080 metres (16,700 feet) at Llano de Chajnantor Observatory in the Chilean Andes. It began observing in late 2008 and finished observing in December 2010.
QUIET is the result of an international collaboration that has its origins in the CAPMAP, Cosmic Background Imager (CBI) and QUaD collaborations. The collaboration consists of 7 groups in the United States (the California Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Miami, Princeton University and Stanford University), 4 groups in Europe (the University of Manchester, the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie Bonn, the University of Oslo and the University of Oxford) and one group in Japan ( KEK; the first time a Japan group has been involved in CMB studies). Other members of the collaboration are from the University of California, Berkeley, the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Quiet is a solo EP released by Jim Ward. It is the first time Ward has released an album of solo material, although he has previously released two solo songs on compilation discs. It was released November 6, 2007 by Ward's own Civil Defense League record label. The album was marketed and distributed by Doghouse Records.
is a fictional character from Konami's Metal Gear series. Created by Hideo Kojima and designed by Yoji Shinkawa, she appears in the 2015 open world stealth gameMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as one of the game bosses opposing the protagonist Venom Snake, but can also become an ally able to go on missions with him.
The character is a mute skilled assassin and sniper with supernatural abilities belonging to the covert strike force XOF, a division of the American intelligence agency Cipher. Depending on the player's actions, she can be captured by Venom Snake and eventually used as a member of his Diamond Dogs mercenary group. Quiet was well received by players of the game, but was the source of criticism by some media for contributing to a seemingly oversexualized portrayal of women in video games.
Usage examples of "quiet".
A little over a week later, they reached a much bigger canyon, a wide, rugged gorge through whose bottom ran a quiet river, where pine trees and actus coexisted along the sandy banks and birds twittered in hidden crevices among the rocks.
There was a quiet background hum in the affinity band as the void-hawks conversed and exchanged astrogation updates.
Their street, Clay Avenue, was more modest than most of the affluent byways of Pelham, but it was sheltered, shady, and quiet.
Lord John Russell, however, quieted many fears by announcing, which he did in his most pompous manner, that Sir Charles Napier had been selected to command the army in India.
Also I was annoyed that the male had stirred my blood at a time I might not see it cooled again, unless I pulled him into a quiet corner as he had done with me.
There were times he longed for something interesting to happen, in order to break up the quiet monotony that was so much a part of Antler existence.
There was a microphone in the OR, so that you heard everything-the clink of instruments, the rhythmic hiss of the respirator, the quiet See Appendix 111: Battlefields and Barberpoles.
He is quiet, but always appraising, with a gentle laugh--all of it conveniently misleading.
And then the annunciator uttered its two-tone three-note whistle and even the legends went quiet.
Above their heads the annunciator went into a quiet, controlled frenzy.
And how Poliphilus there had with madnes almost forgotten himselfe in the passions of desire, but hope did asswage his furie, quieting himselfe in the beholding of the sweete sauour of the faire Nymph.
The Helmet Men, seemingly astounded by what had taken place, exchanged quiet comments in their strange barking speech, and began to draw back behind the safety of their gigantic animals.
In the dark quiet streets and in the glare of the hotel lobby the swarms of uniforms astounded him.
The normative astronaut was Hickory Lee: quiet, fearfully efficient, solid drinker off duty, quick to anger if his rights were trespassed, and average in almost every other human reaction.
If this should prove to be case, you will discover that quiet attentiveness to your bodily stillness is itself a self-transforming way to God.