DIMENSIONS: DENOTATION / Quality
R E F E R E N C E S
1 Calm adj. 1. without rough motion; still or nearly still: a calm sea. 2. not windy: a calm day. 3. free from excitement or passion; tranquil: a calm face; a calm manner. n. 4. freedom from motion or disturbance; stillness. 5. absence of wind or the Beaufort scale. 6. freedom from agitation, excitement, etc.; tranquility; serenity. -v.t. 7. to make calm. v.i. 8. to become calm [usually fol. by down]: to calm down after an agument. [ME calme < MF < early lt calm(a), alter. of LL cauma heat < GK Kagúma burning heat]
-Syn. 1. quiet, motionless. 3. placid, peaceful, serene. 7. still, quiet, tranquilize; allay, soothe. -Ant. 2. tempestuous. 3. agitated, excited.
[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
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