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calm



Pronunciation: (käm; older kam; spelling pron. kälm), [key]
adj., -er, -est,
n., v.


adj.
1. without rough motion; still or nearly still: a calm sea.
2. not windy or stormy: a calm day.
3. free from excitement or passion; tranquil: a calm face; a calm manner.

n.
1. freedom from motion or disturbance; stillness.
2. Meteorol.wind speed of less than 1 mph (0.447 m/sec).
3. freedom from agitation, excitement, or passion; tranquillity; serenity: She faced the possibility of death with complete calm.

v.t.
to make calm: He calmed the excited dog.

v.i.
to become calm (usually fol. by down).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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