calm

calm
calm1 [ kam ] adjective **
1. ) not affected by strong emotions such as excitement, anger, shock, or fear:
An hour after the accident, I was starting to feel calmer.
stay/keep/remain calm: We were told to stay calm, that help was on the way.
a ) used about the way someone talks or behaves:
a calm quiet voice
2. ) calm water does not move very much:
The ocean looks much calmer today.
We could see our reflections in the calm surface of the lake.
3. ) if the weather is calm, there is very little wind:
a calm day
We're going to see a period of calmer weather starting this weekend.
4. ) peaceful and not affected by violence, fighting, or excited activity:
The city appears calm after last night's missile attack.
a calmer day on the stock market after yesterday's big falls
╾ calm|ly adverb
╾ calm|ness noun uncount
calm
calm 2 [ kam ] verb **
transitive to make someone feel more relaxed and less emotional:
None of our efforts to calm her succeeded.
a. to make a situation more peaceful and less affected by violence, fighting, or excited activity
,calm `down phrasal verb intransitive or transitive
to begin to feel more relaxed and less emotional, or to make someone do this:
Calm down and tell us what's going on.
She finally managed to calm him down.
calm
calm 3 [ kam ] noun uncount *
1. ) a situation in which everything is peaceful and there is no trouble or violence
2. ) a state in which you are not affected by strong emotions such as excitement, anger, shock, or fear:
He accepted her decision with his usual calm.
3. ) a state in which there is no wind, so that the sea does not move very much
the calm before the storm
a quiet time just before problems or arguments start

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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