Pronunciation: (kwī'it), [key]
adj., -er, -est,

1. making no noise or sound, esp. no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
2. free, or comparatively free, from noise: a quiet street.
3. silent: Be quiet!
4. restrained in speech, manner, etc.; saying little: a quiet person.
5. free from disturbance or tumult; tranquil; peaceful: a quiet life.
6. being at rest.
7. refraining or free from activity, esp. busy or vigorous activity: a quiet Sunday afternoon.
8. making no disturbance or trouble; not turbulent; peaceable: The factions remained quiet for twenty years.
9. motionless or moving very gently: quiet waters.
10. free from disturbing thoughts, emotions, etc.; mentally peaceful: a quiet conscience.
11. said, expressed, done, etc., in a restrained or unobtrusive way: a quiet reproach; a quiet admonition.
12. not showy or obtrusive; subdued: quiet colors.
13. not busy or active: The stock market was quiet last week.

1. to make quiet.
2. to make tranquil or peaceful; pacify: to quiet a crying baby.
3. to calm mentally, as a person.
4. to allay (tumult, doubt, fear, etc.).
5. to silence.

to become quiet (often fol. by down).


Pronunciation: (kwī'it), [key]
1. freedom from noise, unwanted sound, etc.: At least there's quiet here.
2. freedom from disturbance or tumult; tranquillity; rest; repose: to live in quiet.
3. peace; peaceful condition of affairs.

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

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