—adj. 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.
—v.t. 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.
—v.i. to become quiet (often fol. by down).
Pronunciation: (kwī'it),[key] —n. 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.