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Definition 1: steadiness of mind under stress - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where calm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity

Synonyms for calm in the sense of this definition

(calm is a kind of ...) your usual mood

"he has a happy disposition"

(... is a kind of calm ) great coolness and composure under strain

"keep your cool"

(... is a kind of calm ) a disposition free from stress or emotion

Definition 2: wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for calm in the sense of this definition

(calm is a kind of ...) air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

"trees bent under the fierce winds" "when there is no wind, row" "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"

(... is part of calm) an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)

Definition 3: cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to - [verb of body]

Samples where calm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The patient must be sedated before the operation

Synonyms for calm in the sense of this definition

(calm is a kind of ...) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(... is a kind of calm ) induce hypnosis in

Definition 4: make steady - [verb of change]

Samples where calm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • steady yourself

Synonyms for calm in the sense of this definition

(calm is a kind of ...) become stable or more stable

"The economy stabilized"

Definition 5: make calm or still - [verb of emotion]

Samples where calm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

Synonyms for calm in the sense of this definition

(calm is a kind of ...) give moral or emotional strength to

(... is a kind of calm ) calm by deception

"Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security"

(... is a kind of calm ) calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet

"She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"

(... is a kind of calm ) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

"She managed to mollify the angry customer"

(... is a kind of calm ) cause to feel sure; give reassurance to

"The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"

Definition 6: become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation - [verb of emotion]

Samples where calm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After the fight both men need to cool off.
  • It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.

Synonyms for calm in the sense of this definition

(calm is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

Definition 7: (of weather) free from storm or wind - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where calm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • calm seas

(calm is similar to ...) (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

"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"

(calm is similar to ...) not changeable

"a period of settled weather"

(calm is similar to ...) without or almost without wind

"he prefers windless days for playing golf"

(means also ...) not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war

"a peaceful nation" "peaceful times" "a far from peaceful Christmas" "peaceful sleep"

Definition 8: not agitated; without losing self-possession - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where calm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spoke in a calm voice
  • remained calm throughout the uproar
  • he remained serene in the midst of turbulence
  • a serene expression on her face
  • she became more tranquil
  • tranquil life in the country

Synonyms for calm in the sense of this definition

(calm is similar to ...) serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress

"the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage" "I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time"

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