Meaning of SUBSIDE in English

— subsidence /seuhb suyd"ns, sub"si dns/ , n. — subsider , n.

/seuhb suyd"/ , v.i. , subsided, subsiding .

1. to sink to a low or lower level.

2. to become quiet, less active, or less violent; abate: The laughter subsided.

3. to sink or fall to the bottom; settle; precipitate: to cause coffee grounds to subside.

[ 1640-50; subsidere, equiv. to sub- SUB- + sidere to sit, settle; akin to sedere to be seated; see SIT 1 ]

Syn. 1. decline, descend, settle. 2. diminish, lessen, wane, ebb.

Ant. 1. rise. 2. increase.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .