• (British) IPA: /kɑːm/
  • (America) IPA: /kɑ(l)m/, /kɔ(ː)m/
  • (Ireland) IPA: /ˈkæm/
  • (nonstandard, now chiefly, dialect) IPA: /kaɹm/

calm (comparative calmer, superlative calmest)

  1. (of a person) Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.
  2. (of a place or situation) Free of noise and disturbance.
  3. (of water) with few or no waves on the surface; not rippled.
  4. Without wind or storm.
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  1. (in a person) The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.
  2. (in a place or situation) The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.
  3. A period of time without wind.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Mark 4:39 ↗:
      The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
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calm (calms, present participle calming; past and past participle calmed)

  1. (transitive) To make calm.
    to calm a crying baby
    to calm the passions
    • to calm the tempest raised by Aeolus
  2. (intransitive) To become calm.
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  • Portuguese: acalmar-se, ficar calmo
  • Russian: успока́иваться

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