|1.||[ adjective ] not agitated; without losing self-possession|
"spoke in a calm voice" "remained calm throughout the uproar"
|2.||[ adjective ] characterized by absence of emotional agitation|
"calm acceptance of the inevitable" "remained serene in the midst of turbulence" "a serene expression on her face" "she became more tranquil" "tranquil life in the country"
|3.||[ verb ] make calm or still|
|Synonyms:||quiet still tranquillise quieten tranquillize lull tranquilize calm_down|
"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
|Related terms:||agitate comfort reassure pacify lull compose hush repose|
|4.||[ noun ] steadiness of mind under stress|
|Synonyms:||composure calmness equanimity|
"he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
|Related terms:||discomposure disposition repose aplomb|
|5.||[ verb ] make steady|
"steady your hands"
|Related terms:||stabilize guy|
|6.||[ verb ] become quiet or calm, esp. after a state of agitation|
|Synonyms:||calm_down settle_down cool_off simmer_down cool_it chill_out|
"After the fight both men need to cool off." "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
|Related terms:||change_state composure|
|7.||[ adjective ] (of weather) free from storm or wind|
|Related terms:||stormy placid settled windless peaceful|
|8.||[ adjective ] marked by freedom from agitation or excitement|
"the rioters gradually became calm and slowly dispersed"
|9.||[ verb ] cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to|
|Synonyms:||tranquilize tranquillize tranquillise sedate|
"The patient must be sedated before the operation"
|Related terms:||stimulate affect hypnotize composure ataractic sedation|