Definition of calm
(Entry 1 of 3)
1a : a period or condition of freedom from storms, high winds, or rough activity of water a sailing ship motionless in the calm
b : complete absence of wind or presence of wind having a speed no greater than one mile (1.6 kilometers) per hour — see Beaufort Scale Table
2 : a state of tranquility At dusk a quiet calm settled over the town.
calmed; calming; calms
Definition of calm (Entry 2 of 3)
: to become calm —usually used with down The mayor asked the protesters to calm down so he could speak.
: to make calm —often used with down calm him down; get him to be reasonable— S. H. Adams
Definition of calm (Entry 3 of 3)
1 : marked by calm : still a calm sea
2 : free from agitation, excitement, or disturbance
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