(noun, adjective, verb)


1. not agitated; without losing self-possession

- spoke in a calm voice

- remained calm throughout the uproar

Similar word(s): composed, serene, tranquil, unagitated

2. (of weather) free from storm or wind

- calm seas

Similar word(s): placid, quiet, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled, settled, windless, peaceable, peaceful


1. steadiness of mind under stress

Similar word(s): calmness, composure, equanimity

Definition categories: attribute, disposition, temperament

2. wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale

Definition categories: phenomenon, wind


1. make calm or still

Similar word(s): lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

Definition categories: emotion, comfort, console, solace, soothe

2. make steady

Similar word(s): becalm, steady

Definition categories: change, stabilise, stabilize

3. become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation

Definition categories: emotion, turn

4. cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

Similar word(s): sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

Definition categories: body, affect

Sentences with calm as a verb:

- to calm a crying baby

- to calm the passions