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qui·et

 (kwī′ĭt)
adj. qui·et·er, qui·et·est
1. Making or characterized by little or no noise: a quiet library; a quiet street; a quiet, well tuned engine.
2.
a. Free of turmoil and agitation; calm: a quiet lake; a quiet place in the country.
b. Providing or allowing relaxation; restful; soothing: a quiet afternoon nap; a quiet tune on the flute.
3. Not showy or bright; subdued: a room decorated in quiet colors.
4. Restrained, as in style; understated: a quiet strength; a quiet life.
5. Out of public scrutiny; known or discussed by few: wanted to keep the incident quiet until after the election.
n.
The quality or condition of being quiet: "A menacing quiet fills the empty streets" (Time).
v. qui·et·ed, qui·et·ing, qui·ets
v.tr.
1. To cause to become quiet: The teacher quieted the students.
2. To make (a title) secure by freeing from uncertainties or adverse claims as to the ownership.
v.intr.
To become quiet: The child wouldn't quiet down for me.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere, to rest; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.]

qui′et·ly adv.
qui′et·ness n.
Synonyms: quiet, silent, still1, noiseless, soundless
These adjectives mean marked by or making no sound, noise, or movement. Quiet suggests the absence of bustle, tumult, or agitation: "life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few" (John Ruskin).
Silent can suggest a profound hush: "I like the silent church before the service begins" (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
Still implies lack of motion or disturbance and often connotes rest or tranquility: "But after tempest ... / There came a day as still as heaven" (Tennyson).
Noiseless and soundless imply the absence of disturbing sound: "th' inaudible and noiseless foot of time" (Shakespeare). "the soundless footsteps on the grass" (John Galsworthy).

quiet

(ˈkwaɪət)
adj
1. characterized by an absence or near absence of noise: a quiet street.
2. characterized by an absence of turbulent motion or disturbance; peaceful, calm, or tranquil: a quiet glade; the sea is quiet tonight.
3. free from activities, distractions, worries, etc; untroubled: a quiet life; a quiet day at work.
4. marked by an absence of work, orders, etc; not busy: the factory is very quiet at the moment.
5. private; not public; secret: a quiet word with someone.
6. free from anger, impatience, or other extreme emotion: a quiet disposition.
7. free from pretentiousness or vain display; modest or reserved: quiet humour.
8. (Astronomy) astronomy (of the sun) exhibiting a very low number of sunspots, solar flares, and other surface phenomena; inactive. Compare active8
n
9. the state of being silent, peaceful, or untroubled
10. on the quiet without other people knowing; secretly
vb
a less common word for quieten
[C14: from Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere to rest, from quiēs repose, rest]
ˈquietness n

qui•et1

(ˈkwaɪ ɪt)

adj. -et•er, -et•est,
v.
1. making little or no noise or sound: quiet neighbors.
2. free or comparatively free from noise: a quiet street.
3. silent: Be quiet!
4. restrained in speech or manner: a quiet person.
5. free from disturbance or tumult; peaceful: a quiet life.
6. being at rest.
7. free from activity, esp. busy or vigorous activity: a quiet Sunday afternoon.
8. quiescent; peaceable: The factions have been quiet for years.
9. motionless or moving very gently: quiet waters.
10. free from disturbing thoughts, emotions, etc.: a quiet conscience.
11. said, expressed, done, etc., in a restrained or unobtrusive way: a quiet reproach.
12. not showy or obtrusive; subdued: quiet colors.
13. not busy or active: The stock market was quiet last week.
v.t.
14. to make quiet.
15. to make tranquil or peaceful; pacify.
16. to calm mentally, as a person.
17. to allay (tumult, doubt, fear, etc.).
18. to silence.
v.i.
19. to become quiet (often fol. by down).
[1350–1400; < Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere (see quiescent)]
qui′et•er, n.
qui′et•ly, adv.
qui′et•ness, n.

qui•et2

(ˈkwaɪ ɪt)

n.
1. freedom from noise, unwanted sound, etc.
2. freedom from disturbance or tumult; tranquillity; rest; repose.
3. peace; peaceful condition of affairs.
[1300–50; Middle English quiet(e) (< Middle French quiete) < Latin quiēt- (s. of quiēs) rest, peace; (see quiescent)]

quiet

  • coy, quiet - Coy and quiet derive from Latin quietus, "at rest, in repose," with coy coming from the Old French form coi (earlier quei), and quiet coming straight from Latin; the original sense of coy was "quiet, still."
  • conticent - If something is hushed or quiet, it is conticent.
  • q.t. - An abbreviation for "quiet," as in, on the q.t. (or QT).
  • wildtrack, room tone - The wildtrack or room tone consists of the barely audible noises that make up a background sense of quiet.

quiet

quite
1. 'quiet'

Quiet is an adjective. Someone or something that is quiet makes only a small amount of noise.

Bal said in a quiet voice, 'I have resigned.'
The airlines have invested a lot of money in new, quieter aircraft.

If a place is quiet, there is very little noise there.

It was very quiet there; you could just hear the wind moving in the trees.
2. 'quite'

Don't confuse quiet /'kwaɪət/ with quite /kwaɪt/. You use quite to show that something is the case to a fairly great extent.

See quite

quiet


Past participle: quieted
Gerund: quieting

Imperative
quiet
quiet
Present
I quiet
you quiet
he/she/it quiets
we quiet
you quiet
they quiet
Preterite
I quieted
you quieted
he/she/it quieted
we quieted
you quieted
they quieted
Present Continuous
I am quieting
you are quieting
he/she/it is quieting
we are quieting
you are quieting
they are quieting
Present Perfect
I have quieted
you have quieted
he/she/it has quieted
we have quieted
you have quieted
they have quieted
Past Continuous
I was quieting
you were quieting
he/she/it was quieting
we were quieting
you were quieting
they were quieting
Past Perfect
I had quieted
you had quieted
he/she/it had quieted
we had quieted
you had quieted
they had quieted
Future
I will quiet
you will quiet
he/she/it will quiet
we will quiet
you will quiet
they will quiet
Future Perfect
I will have quieted
you will have quieted
he/she/it will have quieted
we will have quieted
you will have quieted
they will have quieted
Future Continuous
I will be quieting
you will be quieting
he/she/it will be quieting
we will be quieting
you will be quieting
they will be quieting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quieting
you have been quieting
he/she/it has been quieting
we have been quieting
you have been quieting
they have been quieting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quieting
you will have been quieting
he/she/it will have been quieting
we will have been quieting
you will have been quieting
they will have been quieting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quieting
you had been quieting
he/she/it had been quieting
we had been quieting
you had been quieting
they had been quieting
Conditional
I would quiet
you would quiet
he/she/it would quiet
we would quiet
you would quiet
they would quiet
Past Conditional
I would have quieted
you would have quieted
he/she/it would have quieted
we would have quieted
you would have quieted
they would have quieted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quiet - a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"
calmness - an absence of strong winds or rain
2.quiet - an untroubled statequiet - an untroubled state; free from disturbances
order - established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
3.quiet - the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
hush, stillness, still - (poetic) tranquil silence; "the still of the night"
speechlessness - the property of being speechless
quietness, soundlessness - the property of making no sound
sound property - an attribute of sound
4.quiet - a disposition free from stress or emotionquiet - a disposition free from stress or emotion
calm, calmness, composure, equanimity - steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
ataraxia - peace of mind
Verb1.quiet - become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
silence, still, hush, hush up, quieten, shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
change intensity - increase or decrease in intensity
2.quiet - make calm or stillquiet - 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
Adj.1.quiet - 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"
unagitated - not agitated or disturbed emotionally
peaceful, peaceable - not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep"
tame - very restrained or quiet; "a tame Christmas party"; "she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed"
unquiet - characterized by unrest or disorder; "unquiet days of riots"; "following the assassination of Martin Luter King ours was an unquiet nation"; "spent an unquiet night tossing and turning"
2.quiet - free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
inaudible, unhearable - impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear; "an inaudible conversation"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
3.quiet - not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste"
unostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious - not ostentatious; "his unostentatious office"; "unostentatious elegance"
4.quiet - in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
5.quiet - (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; "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"
calm - (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas"
6.quiet - of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
active - (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
Adv.1.quiet - with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly'); "her hands rested quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out the back door"; "sit here as quiet as you can"

quiet

adjective
1. soft, low, muted, lowered, whispered, faint, suppressed, stifled, hushed, muffled, inaudible, indistinct, low-pitched A quiet murmur passed through the classroom.
soft loud, noisy, deafening, high-volume, ear-splitting, stentorian, high-decibel
2. silent, still, peaceful, hushed, soundless, noiseless She was received in a small, quiet office.
silent loud, noisy, deafening
6. silent, dumb I told them to be quiet and go to sleep.
7. discreet, private, confidential, secret, unofficial, off the record Can I have a quiet word with you, son?

quiet

adjective
1. Marked by, done with, or making no sound or noise:
Archaic: hush.
2. Not irritating, strident, or loud:
3. Motionless and undisturbed:
4. Not showy or obtrusive:
nounverb
1. To cause to become silent:
2. To make or become calm:
Translations
سُكون، هُدوءغَيْر صارِخهادئهَادِئهادئ البال، خالي البال
tichotichýtlumenýutišitklid
stilleberoligedæmpetfalde til roro
trankvila
hiljainenhiljaisuushiljentäähiljentyärauhallinen
tih
csendes
friîur, næîihljóîur, hljóîláturmildurróa; stillastrólegur
静かな
조용한
nepasakyti apietylomistyluma
apklusinātklussklusumsmierīgsmiers
nerušený
mirentihutišati
tysttystatystnatystnadlugn
เงียบ
yên lặng

quiet

[ˈkwaɪət]
A. ADJ (quieter (compar) (quietest (superl)))
1. (= not loud) [engine] → silencioso; [music] → tranquilo, suave; [tone] → bajo, quedo (liter); [laughter] → suave
he said in a quiet voicedijo en (un) tono bajo
2. (= silent)
2.1. [person] → callado
to be quietestar callado
you're very quiet todayhoy estás muy callado
be quiet!¡cállate!, ¡silencio!
to go quietquedarse callado
to keep or stay quiet (= say nothing) → quedarse callado; (= not make a noise) → no hacer ruido
to keep quiet about sthno decir nada acerca de algo
to keep sb quiet: they paid him £1,000 to keep him quietle pagaron 1000 libras para que se callara
that book should keep him quiet for a whileese libro le tendrá entretenido durante un rato
I gave him a biscuit to keep him quietle di una galleta para que estuviese entretenido
2.2. to keep sth quiet: keep it quietno se lo digas a nadie
he managed to keep the whole thing quietconsiguió que nadie se enterara del asunto
the government has tried to keep the matter quietel gobierno ha intentado mantener el asunto en secreto
2.3. [place] → silencioso
it was dark and the streets were quietera de noche y las calles estaban silenciosas
isn't it quiet!¡qué silencio!
it was quiet as the gravehabía un silencio sepulcral
3. (= peaceful, not busy) [life, night, village, area] → tranquilo
they lead a quiet lifellevan una vida tranquila
he'll do anything for a quiet lifehará lo que sea para que lo dejen en paz
the patient has had a quiet nightel paciente ha pasado una noche tranquila
this town is too quiet for meesta ciudad es demasiado tranquila para mí
the shops will be quieter todaylas tiendas estarán más tranquilas hoy, hoy habrá menos jaleo en las tiendas
business is quiet at this time of yearhay poco movimiento en esta época
everybody needs a quiet timetodo el mundo necesita un rato de tranquilidad
those were quiet timesaquél fue un tiempo de tranquilidad
all quiet on the Western frontno hay moros en la costa
4. (= calm, placid) [person] → callado; [temperament] → tranquilo, sosegado; [dog, horse] → manso
my daughter is a very quiet girlmi hija es una chica muy callada
we have very quiet neighbourstenemos unos vecinos muy tranquilos
5. (= discreet) [manner, decor, style] → discreto; [clothes, dress] → discreto, no llamativo; [colour] → suave, apagado; [despair] → callado; [optimism] → comedido; [ceremony] → íntimo
the decoration was in quiet good tastela decoración era de un gusto discreto
with quiet humour he saidcon un humor discreto dijo ...
we had a quiet lunch/suppercomimos/cenamos en la intimidad
it was a quiet funeral/weddingel funeral/la boda se celebró en la intimidad
to have a quiet dig at sbburlarse discretamente de algn
we had a quiet laugh over itnos reímos en privado
I'll have a quiet word with himhablaré discretamente con él
B. N
1. (= silence) → silencio m
let's have complete quiet for a few minutesvamos a tener unos minutos de completo silencio
in the quiet of the nighten el silencio de la noche
on the quieta escondidas
2. (= peacefulness) → tranquilidad f
there was a period of quiet after the fightinghubo un periodo de tranquilidad tras los enfrentamientos
see also peace A4
C. VT (US) = quieten A
D. VI (US) = quieten B

quiet

[ˈkwaɪət]
adj
(= not noisy) [voice] → bas(basse); [footsteps] → étouffé(e); [music] → doux(douce); [office] → règne (or où régnait ) le calme; [engine, aircraft] → silencieux/euse
The engine's very quiet → Le moteur est très silencieux.
(= silent) [person, place] → silencieux/euse
You're very quiet today → Tu es bien silencieux aujourd'hui.
It was very quiet in there: you could barely hear a sound → C'était un endroit très silencieux: on n'entendait pratiquement aucun bruit.
be quiet! → tais-toi!
to go quiet → se taire
keep quiet! → tais-toi!
to keep quiet about sth → garder qch pour soi
to keep sth quiet → ne pas parler de qch
(= calm) [village, evening] → tranquille, calme
a quiet little town → une petite ville tranquille
a quiet weekend → un week-end tranquille
It is very quiet without him → Quel calme sans lui!
a quiet life → une vie paisible
(= not busy) [day, business] → calme
The winter's a quiet time for us → L'hiver est une période calme pour nous.
[person] (= placid) → calme (= not talkative) → réservé(e)
He's a nice quiet man → C'est un homme calme et sympathique.
She is very quiet and hard working → Elle est très réservée et très travailleuse.
(= discreet) [ceremony, colour] → discret/ète
a quiet word
I'll have a quiet word with him → Je lui en parlerai discrètement.
n
(= silence) → silence m
quiet! → silence!
(= peace) → tranquillité f, calme m
on the quiet → en secret, discrètement
vt (US)
(= silence) → faire taire
(= allay) [+ fears, anxiety] → apaiser
vi (US)se calmer, s'apaiser
quiet down
(US)
vt sepcalmer
vise calmer

quiet

adj (+er)
(= silent)still; neighbours, personruhig, still; engineruhig; footsteps, music, car, voiceleise; at night when the office is quietnachts, wenn im Büro alles still ist; double-glazing makes the house quieterdurch Doppelfenster wird das Haus ruhiger; she was as quiet as a mousesie war mucksmäuschenstill (inf); (be) quiet!Ruhe!; to keep quiet (= not speak)still sein; (= not make noise)leise sein; keep quiet!sei still!; keep this quietbehalts für dich; can’t you keep your dog quiet?können Sie nicht zusehen, dass ihr Hund still ist?; that book should keep him quiet for a whiledas Buch sollte ihn eine Weile beschäftigt halten, mit dem Buch sollte er eine Weile zu tun haben; to keep quiet about somethingüber etw (acc)nichts sagen; you’ve kept very quiet about itdu hast ja nicht viel darüber verlauten lassen; to go quietstill werden; (music etc) → leise werden; could you make the class quiet for a minute?könnten Sie die Klasse für eine Minute zur Ruhe bringen?; turn the volume down quietdreh die Lautstärke zurück; I can’t make the radio any quieterich kann das Radio nicht (noch) leiser stellen
(= peaceful)ruhig; eveninggeruhsam, ruhig; consciencegut, ruhig; smileleise; this town is too quiet for medie Stadt ist mir zu ruhig; things are very quiet at the momentim Augenblick ist nicht viel los; business is quietdas Geschäft ist ruhig; to have a quiet mindberuhigt sein; he had a quiet sleeper hat ruhig geschlafen; the patient had a quiet nightder Patient verbrachte eine ruhige or ungestörte Nacht; to lead a quiet lifeein ruhiges Leben führen; all quiet on the western frontim Westen nichts Neues; yesterday everything was quiet on the Syrian bordergestern herrschte Ruhe or war alles ruhig an der syrischen Grenze; I was just sitting there having a quiet drinkich saß da und habe in aller Ruhe mein Bier etc getrunken
(= gentle) face, charactersanft; childruhig; horsebrav, gutwillig; ironyleise
(= unpretentious, simple) dress, tie, colourdezent; styleeinfach, schlicht; eleganceschlicht; wedding, dinner, funeralim kleinen Rahmen
(= not overt) hatred, envy, despairstill; resentmentheimlich; I’ll have a quiet word with himich werde mal ein Wörtchen (im Vertrauen) mit ihm reden; could we have a quiet word together some time?könnten wir uns mal unter vier Augen unterhalten?; I caught him having a quiet drinkich habe ihn dabei erwischt, wie er heimlich getrunken hat; they had a quiet laugh over itsie haben im Stillen darüber gelacht; he kept the matter quieter behielt die Sache für sich; keep it quietbehalte es für dich
(= unobtrusive, confidential) dinnerruhig, im kleinen Kreis; negotiationbesonnen, vertraulich; diplomacybesonnen; there are grounds for quiet optimismzurückhaltender Optimismus scheint angebracht or am Platz
nRuhe f; a period of quieteine Zeit der Stille; in the quiet of the nightin der Stille der Nacht; on the quietheimlich; he left on the quieter ist still und heimlich weggegangen ? peace
vt = quieten
vi (US: = become quiet) → nachlassen, erlahmen, erlöschen; his sobs quietedsein Schluchzen ließ nach

quiet

[ˈkwaɪət]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (person, silent) → silenzioso/a, tranquillo/a; (reserved) → quieto/a, taciturno/a; (calm) → tranquillo/a, calmo/a
be quiet! or keep quiet! → silenzio!, sta' zitto! (when moving about) → non far rumore!, fa' piano!
to keep sb quiet → tener tranquillo/a qn
they paid him £1,000 to keep him quiet → gli hanno dato 1.000 sterline perché stesse zitto
b. (not noisy, engine) → silenzioso/a; (music, voice, laugh) → sommesso/a; (sound) → basso/a, leggero/a
c. (not busy, YYY, day) → calmo/a, tranquillo/a; (place) → tranquillo/a
the shops/trains are always quiet on a Monday → i negozi/treni non sono mai affollati di lunedì
business is quiet at this time of year → questa è la stagione morta
d. (discreet, manner) → dolce, garbato/a; (colours) → tenue, smorzato/a; (humour) → garbato/a; (private, intimate) → intimo/a
I'll have a quiet word with him → gli dirò due parole in privato
to lead a quiet life → fare una vita tranquilla
he managed to keep the whole thing quiet → è riuscito a tener segreta tutta la faccenda
we had a quiet wedding → abbiamo avuto un matrimonio semplice
2. n (silence) → silenzio; (calm) → pace f, calma, tranquillità
on the quiet (fam) (act) → di nascosto (tell) → in confidenza
3. vt (Am) = quieten 1

quiet

(ˈkwaiət) adjective
1. not making very much, or any, noise; without very much, or any, noise. Tell the children to be quiet; It's very quiet out in the country; a quiet person.
2. free from worry, excitement etc. I live a very quiet life.
3. without much movement or activity; not busy. We'll have a quiet afternoon watching television.
4. (of colours) not bright.
noun
a state, atmosphere, period of time etc which is quiet. In the quiet of the night; All I want is peace and quiet.
verb
(especially American. often with down) to quieten.
ˈquieten verb
1. (often with down) to make or become quiet. I expect you to quieten down when I come into the classroom.
2. to remove or lessen (a person's fears, doubts etc).
ˈquietly adverb
ˈquietness noun
keep quiet about
to say nothing about; to keep secret. I'd like you to keep quiet about the child's father being in prison.
on the quiet
secretly; without letting anyone find out. He went out of the office to enjoy a cigarette on the quiet.

quiet is an adjective: She has a quiet voice ;
Keep quiet.
quite is an adverb: This book is quite good .

quiet

هَادِئ tichý stille ruhig ήσυχος silencioso hiljainen silencieux tih silenzioso 静かな 조용한 stil stille cichy calmo, silencioso тихий tyst เงียบ sessiz yên lặng 安静的

quiet

a. quieto-a, sosegado-a, tranquilo-a;
v. calmar, tranquilizar.

quiet

n silencio; vi to — down tranquilizarse, calmarse
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