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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French calme, itself probably from Old Italian calma. Calma may derive from Late Latin cauma (heat of the midday sun), from Ancient Greek καῦμα (kaûma, heat, especially of the sun), from καίω (kaíō, I burn), or possibly from Latin caleō, from Ancient Greek (Doric) κάλεoς (káleos) (of the Ionic κήλεος (kḗleos, burning)). See also cauma.

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calm (comparative calmer or more calm, superlative calmest or most calm)

  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 little waves on the surface.
  4. Without wind or storm.

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calm (plural calms)

  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.
    • Bible, Mark iv. 39
      The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

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calm (third-person singular simple present calms, present participle calming, simple past and past participle calmed)

  1. (transitive) To make calm.
    to calm a crying baby
    to calm the passions
    • Dryden
      to calm the tempest raised by Aeolus
  2. (intransitive) To become calm.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From calma, probably in imitation of French calme (adjective) and Spanish calmo.

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calm (feminine calma, masculine plural calms, feminine plural calmes)

  1. calm

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French calme.

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calm

  1. composure (calmness of mind or matter, self-possession)

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