Definition of quiet
(Entry 1 of 4)
on the quiet
: in a secretive manner : in secret
Definition of quiet (Entry 2 of 4)
1a : free from noise or uproar : still a quiet room The lights went down and the theater became quiet.
b : making or involving no noise or very little noise a quiet motor a quiet conversation Everyone suddenly went quiet. Please be quiet—people are trying to study.
c : tending to speak very little : not loquacious He was a quiet, reserved person.
2a : marked by little or no motion or activity : calm a quiet sea At such an early hour, the streets seemed strangely quiet.
c : not disturbed by noise or activity quiet reading a moment of quiet contemplation : enjoyed in peace and relaxation a quiet cup of tea
3 : secluded a quiet nook
4 : carried out secretly or discreetly quiet diplomacy : not made known openly or publicly worked with quiet determination She had a quiet confidence about her. He took a quiet satisfaction in a job well done.
Definition of quiet (Entry 3 of 4)
: in a quiet manner an engine that runs quiet
quieted; quieting; quiets
Definition of quiet (Entry 4 of 4)
1 : to cause to be quiet : calm
2 : to make secure by freeing from dispute or question quiet title to a property
: to become quiet —usually used with down
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