Middle French , from calme Old Italian . calma may derive from Calma 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 , from caleō (Doric) Ancient Greek ( κάλεoς káleos) (of the Ionic ( κήλεος kḗleos, “ burning ”)).
calm ( comparative calmer or , more calm superlative calmest or ) most calm
( of a person ) Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.
( of a place or situation ) Free of noise and disturbance.
( of water ) with little waves on the surface.
Without wind or storm.
Derived terms Edit
free from anger and anxiety
free of noise and disturbance
(of water) with little waves on the surface
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calm ( plural ) calms
( in a person ) The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.
( in a place or situation ) The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance. A period of time without
Bible, Mark iv. 39
The wind ceased, and there was a great
Derived terms Edit
condition of being unworried and free from anger
the state with absence of noise and disturbance
calm ( third-person singular simple present , calms present participle , calming simple past and past participle ) calmed
( transitive ) To make calm.
to calm a crying baby
to calm the passions Dryden
calm the tempest raised by Aeolus
( intransitive ) To become calm.
to make calm
megnyugtat , (hu) lecsendesít (hu) Ido:
kalmigar (io) Maori:
roki ( of waves , ) whakarokiroki ( of waves ) Norwegian Bokmål:
roe , (no) berolige Norwegian Nynorsk:
uspokoić , (pl) uspokajać (pl) Portuguese:
acalmar (pt) Romanian:
liniști , (ro) calma (ro) Russian:
успока́ивать (ru) ( impf uspokáivatʹ), успоко́ить (ru) ( pf uspokóitʹ) Swedish:
lugna , (sv) stilla , (sv) blidka , (sv) beveka (sv) Tatar:
( калим qalim) Turkish:
sakinleştirmek , (tr) dindirmek (tr)
composure (calmness of mind or matter, self-possession)
This Romanian entry was created from the translations listed at composure. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see calm in the Romanian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) June 2010