Definition of calm adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kɑːm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːm//
    (calmer, calmest) Wind
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  1. 1  not excited, nervous or upset It is important to keep calm in an emergency. Try to remain calm. Her voice was surprisingly calm. The city is calm again (= free from trouble and fighting) after yesterday's riots.
  2. 2  (of the sea) without large waves
  3. 3  (of the weather) without wind a calm, cloudless day See related entries: Wind
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: via one of the Romance languages from Greek kauma ‘heat (of the day)’. Wordfinderbreeze, buffet, calm, force, gale, gust, hurricane, prevailing, tornado, wind More Like This Silent letters gnarled, gnash, gnat, gnaw, gnome haute cuisine, heir, (NAmE herb), honour, hors d’oeuvre, hour knack, knee, kneel, knife, knight, knit, knob, knock, knot, know, knuckle psalm, psephology, psychic, ptarmigan, pterodactyl, psychology wrangle, wrap, wreath, wreck, wrench, wrestle, wriggle, wring, write, wrong bomb, climb, crumb, doubt, lamb, limb ascent, fascinate, muscle, scene, scissors height, right, sleigh, weight align, campaign, design, foreign, malign, reign, unfeigned balmy, calm, calf, half, yolk autumn, column, condemn, damn, hymn, solemn bristle, fasten, listen, mortgage, soften, thistle, wrestle biscuit, build, circuit, disguise, guilty, league, rogue, vague yacht answer, sword, twoSee worksheet. Extra examplesHer voice was firm and perfectly calm. I may have appeared calm but I certainly didn’t feel it. Keep the patient calm. She seemed pretty calm about it. Sit down and keep calm! The pain had receded and he felt curiously calm. The pilot urged the passengers to remain calm. The sea was dead calm. The voice sounded outwardly calm. You seem remarkably calm. flat calm conditions He spoke in a reassuringly calm voice. She handled the situation with calm assurance. Strangely, she felt quite calm about it. The city is calm again after yesterday’s riots. The golden rule of first aid is to stay calm. The oars dipped in the calm water. The talks took place in a calm and serious atmosphere.
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