Meaning of SILENT in English
adj. 1 not speaking; not uttering or making or accompanied by any sound. 2 (of a letter) written but not pronounced, e.g. b in doubt. 3 (of a film) without a synchronized soundtrack. 4 (of a person) taciturn; speaking little. 5 saying or recording nothing on some subject (the records are silent on the incident). 6 (of spirits) unflavoured. silent majority those of moderate opinions who rarely assert them. silent partner US = sleeping partner (see SLEEP). silently adv.
[ L silere silent- be silent ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012