Definition of "calm" []

  • Nearly or completely motionless; undisturbed: the calm surface of the lake. (adjective)
  • Not excited or agitated; composed: The President was calm throughout the global crisis. (adjective)
  • An absence or cessation of motion; stillness. (noun)
  • Serenity; tranquillity; peace. (noun)
  • A condition of no wind or a wind with a speed of less than 1 mile (2 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale. (noun)
  • Almost without motion; still (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of force 0 on the Beaufort scale; without wind (adjective)
  • Not disturbed, agitated, or excited; under control (adjective)
  • Tranquil; serene (adjective)
  • An absence of disturbance or rough motion; stillness (noun)
  • An absence of wind (noun)
  • Tranquillity (noun)
  • To make or become calm (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "calm" in a sentence
  • "Labour, equally keen on personal attacks, none the less claimed the phrase "calm down, dear" was both patronising and, worse, sexist."
  • "Then he faced them, head up, his expression calm but watchful."
  • "Years of control kept his expression calm and impassive; his gray eyes revealed nothing of what was going on inside him."