noun a period of calm weather
- there was a lull in the storm
noun an untroubled state; free from disturbances
noun the absence of sound
- he needed silence in order to sleep
- the street was quiet
noun a disposition free from stress or emotion
tranquility; repose; serenity; tranquillity; placidity.
verb become quiet or quieter
quiesce; pipe down; quiet down; hush; quieten.
- The audience fell silent when the speaker entered
verb make calm or still
still; tranquilize; tranquillize; calm down; calm; tranquillise; quieten; lull.
- quiet the dragons of worry and fear
adjective 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
adjective free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
- a quiet audience at the concert
- the room was dark and quiet
adjective satellite not showy or obtrusive
- clothes in quiet good taste
adjective satellite in a softened tone
muted; hushed; subdued.
- hushed voices
- muted trumpets
- a subdued whisper
- a quiet reprimand
adjective satellite (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
smooth; unruffled; placid; tranquil; still.
- 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
adjective of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
adverb 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
, p. p. pf quiescere
to rest, keep quiet; akin to quies
rest, and prob. to E. while
, n. See While
, and cf. Coy
comparative Quieter ; superlative Quietest
- In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air.
They . . . were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him.
Judg. xvi. 2.
- Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.
- Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience. " So quiet and so sweet a style."
That son, who on the quiet state of man
Such trouble brought.
- Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.
The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.
1 Pet. iii. 4.
I will sit as quiet as a lamb.
- Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement.
Syn. -- Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth; unmolested; undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek; contented.
. See Quiet
- The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.
- Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security.
And join with thee, calm Peace and Quiet.
Qui"et transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Quieted; present participle & verbal noun Quieting
- To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.
- To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors or disorders; to quiet pain or grief.
Quiet yourselves, I pray, and be at peace.
Qui"et intransitive verb
- To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down.
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