Meaning of CALM in English

CALM

(~er, ~est, ~s, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A ~ person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.

She is usually a ~ and diplomatic woman...

Try to keep ~ and just tell me what happened...

She sighed, then continued in a soft, ~ voice...

ADJ

Calm is also a noun.

He felt a sudden sense of ~, of contentment.

N-UNCOUNT: also a N

~ly

Alan looked at him and said ~ly, ‘I don’t believe you.’...

ADV: usu ADV with v, also ADV adj

2.

If you ~ someone, you do something to make them feel less angry, worried, or excited.

She was breathing quickly and tried to ~ herself...

Some people say smoking ~s your nerves.

VERB: V n, V n

~ing

...a fresh, cool fragrance which produces a very ~ing effect on the mind.

ADJ

3.

Calm is used to refer to a quiet, still, or peaceful atmosphere in a place.

...the rural ~ of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

= peace

N-UNCOUNT

4.

If someone says that a place is ~, they mean that it is free from fighting or public disorder, when trouble has recently occurred there or had been expected. (JOURNALISM)

The city of Sarajevo appears relatively ~ today.

= peaceful

ADJ: usu v-link ADJ

Calm is also a noun.

Community and church leaders have appealed for ~ and no retaliation...

N-UNCOUNT: also a N

5.

To ~ a situation means to reduce the amount of trouble, violence, or panic there is.

Mr Beazer tried to ~ the protests by promising to keep the company’s base in Pittsburgh.

VERB: V n

6.

If the sea or a lake is ~, the water is not moving very much and there are no big waves.

...as we slid into the ~ waters of Cowes Harbour.

= still

? rough

ADJ

7.

Calm weather is pleasant weather with little or no wind.

Tuesday was a fine, clear and ~ day.

ADJ

8.

In sailing, a flat ~ or a dead ~ is a condition of the sea or the weather in which there is very little wind or movement of the water. (TECHNICAL)

N-COUNT: usu supp N

9.

When the sea ~s, it becomes still because the wind stops blowing strongly. When the wind ~s, it stops blowing strongly.

Dawn came, the sea ~ed but the cold was as bitter as ever.

VERB: V

10.

You can use the ~ before the storm to refer to a quiet period in which there is little or no activity, before a period in which there is a lot of trouble or intense activity.

PHRASE

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