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calm

 (käm)
adj. calm·er, calm·est
1. Nearly or completely motionless; undisturbed: the calm surface of the lake.
2. Not excited or agitated; composed: The president was calm throughout the global crisis.
n.
1.
a. An absence or cessation of motion; stillness.
b. A condition of no wind or a wind with a speed of less than 1 knot (1.15 miles per hour; 1.9 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.
2. Tranquility or serenity: "an unaccustomed reticence that I took to be the calm that follows rage" (Jeanne Marie Laskas).
tr. & intr.v. calmed, calm·ing, calms
To make or become calm or quiet: A warm bath will calm you. After the storm, the air calmed.

[Middle English calme, from Old French, from Old Italian calmo, from Late Latin cauma, heat of the day, resting place in the heat of the day, from Greek kauma, burning heat, from kaiein, to burn. N., from Middle English calme, from Italian calma, from Vulgar Latin *calma, from Late Latin.]

calm′ly adv.
calm′ness n.
Synonyms: calm, peaceful, placid, serene, tranquil
These adjectives denote absence of excitement or disturbance: calm acceptance of the inevitable; a peaceful hike through the scenic hills; a soothing, placid temperament; spent a serene, restful weekend at the lake; hoped for a more tranquil life in the country. See Also Synonyms at cool.

calm

(kɑːm)
adj
1. almost without motion; still: a calm sea.
2. (Physical Geography) meteorol of force 0 on the Beaufort scale; without wind
3. not disturbed, agitated, or excited; under control: he stayed calm throughout the confusion.
4. tranquil; serene: a calm voice.
n
5. an absence of disturbance or rough motion; stillness
6. (Physical Geography) an absence of wind
7. tranquillity
vb
(often foll by down) to make or become calm
[C14: from Old French calme, from Old Italian calma, from Late Latin cauma heat, hence a rest during the heat of the day, from Greek kauma heat, from kaiein to burn]
ˈcalmly adv
ˈcalmness n

calm

(kɑm; older kæm; spelling pron. kɑlm)

adj. calm•er, calm•est,
n., v. adj.
1. without rough motion; still or nearly still: a calm sea.
2. not windy: a calm day.
3. free from excitement or passion; tranquil: a calm manner.
n.
4. freedom from motion or disturbance; stillness.
5. wind speed of less than 1 mph (0.447 m/sec).
6. freedom from agitation or excitement; tranquillity.
v.t.
7. to make calm.
v.i.
8. to become calm (usu. fol. by down).
[1350–1400; Middle English calm(e) < Italian calma (n.), calmo (adj.) < Late Latin cauma summer heat]
calm′ing•ly, adv.
calm′ly, adv.
calm′ness, n.
syn: calm, collected, composed, cool imply the absence of agitation. calm implies an unruffled state in the midst of disturbance all around: He remained calm throughout the crisis. collected implies complete command of one's thoughts, feelings, and behavior, usu. as a result of effort: The witness was remarkably collected during questioning. composed implies inner peace and dignified self-possession: pale but composed. cool implies clarity of judgment and absence of strong feeling or excitement: cool in the face of danger.

calm


Past participle: calmed
Gerund: calming

Imperative
calm
calm
Present
I calm
you calm
he/she/it calms
we calm
you calm
they calm
Preterite
I calmed
you calmed
he/she/it calmed
we calmed
you calmed
they calmed
Present Continuous
I am calming
you are calming
he/she/it is calming
we are calming
you are calming
they are calming
Present Perfect
I have calmed
you have calmed
he/she/it has calmed
we have calmed
you have calmed
they have calmed
Past Continuous
I was calming
you were calming
he/she/it was calming
we were calming
you were calming
they were calming
Past Perfect
I had calmed
you had calmed
he/she/it had calmed
we had calmed
you had calmed
they had calmed
Future
I will calm
you will calm
he/she/it will calm
we will calm
you will calm
they will calm
Future Perfect
I will have calmed
you will have calmed
he/she/it will have calmed
we will have calmed
you will have calmed
they will have calmed
Future Continuous
I will be calming
you will be calming
he/she/it will be calming
we will be calming
you will be calming
they will be calming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been calming
you have been calming
he/she/it has been calming
we have been calming
you have been calming
they have been calming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been calming
you will have been calming
he/she/it will have been calming
we will have been calming
you will have been calming
they will have been calming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been calming
you had been calming
he/she/it had been calming
we had been calming
you had been calming
they had been calming
Conditional
I would calm
you would calm
he/she/it would calm
we would calm
you would calm
they would calm
Past Conditional
I would have calmed
you would have calmed
he/she/it would have calmed
we would have calmed
you would have calmed
they would have calmed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calm - steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
aplomb, assuredness, sang-froid, cool, poise - great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
serenity, tranquility, placidity, tranquillity, repose, quiet - a disposition free from stress or emotion
2.calm - wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Beaufort scale, wind scale - an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
Verb1.calm - make calm or stillcalm - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
lull - calm by deception; "Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security"
compose - calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate - cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
reassure, assure - cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"
comfort, console, solace, soothe - give moral or emotional strength to
charge up, commove, agitate, rouse, excite, turn on, charge - cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
2.calm - make steadycalm - make steady; "steady yourself"  
stabilise, stabilize - become stable or more stable; "The economy stabilized"
3.calm - 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."
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
4.calm - cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative tocalm - cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
affect - act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"
hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize - induce hypnosis in
Adj.1.calm - 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"
composed - serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress; "the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage"; "I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time"
2.calm - (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas"
peaceful, peaceable - not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep"
stormy - (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas"

calm

adjective
2. peaceful, quiet, tranquil, undisturbed, untroubled, free from strife The city appears relatively calm today.
3. still, quiet, smooth, peaceful, mild, serene, tranquil, placid, halcyon, balmy, restful, windless, pacific The normally calm waters of Mururoa lagoon heaved and frothed.
still wild, rough, stormy
noun
1. peacefulness, peace, serenity, calmness He felt a sudden sense of calm and contentment.
2. stillness, peace, quiet, hush, serenity, tranquillity, repose, calmness, peacefulness the rural calm of Grand Rapids, Michigan
3. peace, calmness Church leaders have appealed for calm.
peace disturbance, agitation, wildness
verb
1. soothe, settle, quiet, relax, appease, still, allay, assuage, quieten She had a drink to calm her nerves.
soothe excite, disturb, irritate, aggravate, agitate
2. placate, hush, pacify, mollify Officials hoped this action would calm the situation.
placate stir, arouse, aggravate

calm

adjective
1. Motionless and undisturbed:
2. Not excited or emotionally agitated:
nounverb
1. To make or become calm.Also used with down:
2. To ease the anger or agitation of.Also used with down:
Translations
سَاكِنساكِنسُكون، هُدوءهادِئهُدوء
klidnýuklidnitklidbezvětří
roligstilhedvindstilleberoligeligevægtig
pläkärauhallinenrauhoittuatyventyyni
miran
csendeslecsendesítlecsendesülmegnyugszikmegnyugtat
lygn, kyrrró, næîiróarólegurstilla, ládeyîa
落ち着いた
고요한
nusiramintiramiairamumaramumastyla
bezvējšklusumsmierīgsmiersnesatraukts
linişteliniştit
bezvetrie
mirenumiriti se
lugnlugnarorofylldstilla
ที่มีอารมณ์สงบ
sakinsakinleştirmeksakinliksoğukkanlıdalgasız
bình tĩnh

calm

[kɑːm]
A. ADJ (calmer (compar) (calmest (superl)))
1. (= unruffled) [person, voice, place] → tranquilo
to grow calmtranquilizarse, calmarse
to keep or remain calmmantener la calma
keep calm!¡tranquilo(s)!¡calma!
on calmer reflection, she decided that it would be a mistaketras un periodo de calma y reflexión, decidió que sería un error
(cool,) calm and collectedtranquilo y con dominio de sí mismo
I feel calmer nowahora estoy más tranquilo or calmado
2. (= still) [sea, lake, water, weather] → en calma; [day, evening] → sin viento
the sea was dead calmel mar estaba en calma chicha
3. (Fin) [market, trading] → sin incidencias
B. Ncalma f, tranquilidad f
the calm before the storm (lit, fig) → la calma antes de la tormenta (Naut) a dead calmuna calma chicha
C. VT (also calm down) [+ person] → calmar, tranquilizar
to calm o.scalmarse, tranquilizarse
calm yourself!¡cálmate!, ¡tranquilízate!
to calm sb's fearstranquilizar a algn
D. VI [sea, wind] → calmarse
calm down
A. VT + ADV = calm C
B. VI + ADV [person] → tranquilizarse, calmarse; [wind] → amainar, calmarse
calm down!¡cálmate!, ¡tranquilízate!; (to excited child) → ¡tranquilízate!

calm

[ˈkɑːm]
adj
[person, voice] → calme
[place, weather] → tranquille; [sea] → calme
ncalme m
the calm before the storm → le calme avant la tempête
vt
[+ person] → calmer, apaiser
[+ fears] → apaiser
calm down
vise calmer, s'apaiser
Calm down! → Calme-toi!
vt sepcalmer, apaiser

calm

adj (+er)ruhig; weather alsowindstill; keep calm!bleib ruhig!; the weather grew calm again after the stormnach dem Sturm beruhigte sich das Wetter wieder; (cool,) calm and collectedruhig und gelassen; calmer waters (lit, fig)ruhigere Gewässer pl
n
Ruhe f, → Stille f; (at sea) → Flaute f; (of wind)Windstille f; a dead calmabsolute Stille, Totenstille f; the calm before the storm (lit, fig)die Ruhe vor dem Sturm
(= composure)Ruhe, Gelassenheit f
vtberuhigen; pain, itchlindern; protestsmildern; to calm somebody’s fearsjds Ängste abbauen, jdn beruhigen
vi (sea)sich beruhigen; (wind)sich legen

calm

[kɑːm]
1. adj (gen) → calmo/a; (weather) → sereno/a
calm and collected → padrone/a di sé
keep calm! → sta' calmo!
2. ncalma, pace f
the calm before the storm → la quiete che precede la tempesta
3. vt (also calm down) (person) → calmare
calm down
1. vt + adv = calm 3
2. vi + advcalmarsi
calm down! → calmati!

calm

(kaːm) adjective
1. still or quiet. a calm sea; The weather was calm.
2. not anxious or excited. a calm person/expression; Please keep calm!
noun
1. (a period of) absence of wind and large waves.
2. peace and quiet. He enjoyed the calm of the library.
verb
to make calm. Calm yourself!
ˈcalmly adverb
ˈcalmness noun
calm down
to make or become calm. He tried to calm her down by giving her some brandy; Calm down!

calm

سَاكِن klidný rolig ruhig ήρεμος calmado rauhallinen calme miran calmo 落ち着いた 고요한 kalm rolig spokojny calmo спокойный lugn ที่มีอารมณ์สงบ sakin bình tĩnh 平静的

calm

n. calma, serenidad;
vt. calmar, tranquilizar; calmarse, serenarse, tranquilizarse.

calm

adj tranquilo; vt calmar; vi to — down calmarse, tranquilizarse
References in classic literature ?
They tried to be calm, poor things, as their mother sat up, looking pale but steady, and put away her grief to think and plan for them.
With calm eyes he watched the gesticulating lively figures of his com- panions.
Greatly excited by the strange news, but maintaining as calm an air outwardly as possible, so as not to excite the Indians, Tom and his friends returned to camp to prepare for their trip.
The former was seated on the end of a mossy log, in a posture that permitted him to heighten the effect of his earnest language, by the calm but expressive gestures of an Indian engaged in debate.
Just at the close of day the gentle gales retired, and left the place to the disposal of a profound calm.
This effectually precluded any further speech, and Christie at once surrendered herself to the calm, obliterating influences of the forest.
Not with such fervor prays the torpid recluse, looking forward to the cold, sunless, stagnant calm of a day that is to be like innumerable yesterdays.
From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned vertically, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam's government is here established.
Again: as the profound calm which only apparently precedes and prophesies of the storm, is perhaps more awful than the storm itself; for, indeed, the calm is but the wrapper and envelope of the storm; and contains it in itself, as the seemingly harmless rifle holds the fatal powder, and the ball, and the explosion; so the graceful repose of the line, as it silently serpentines about the oarsmen before being brought into actual play -- this is a thing which carries more of true terror than any other aspect of this dangerous affair.
An intense copper calm, like a universal yellow lotus, was more and more unfolding its noiseless measureless leaves upon the sea.
As I had expected, I found the brave fellow steeped in a profound French calm.
She was calm, except when she thought of her mother; but she was almost hopeless; and in this state she continued till noon, scarcely stirring from her sister's bed, her thoughts wandering from one image of grief, one suffering friend to another, and her spirits oppressed to the utmost by the conversation of Mrs.