from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Making little or no noise: quiet neighbors; a quiet engine.
- adj. Free of loud noise; hushed: a quiet street.
- adj. Calm and unmoving; still: a quiet lake.
- adj. Free of turmoil and agitation; untroubled. See Synonyms at still1.
- adj. Restful; soothing: a quiet afternoon nap; a quiet tune on the flute.
- adj. Tranquil; serene: a quiet place in the country.
- adj. Not showy or garish; subdued: a room decorated in quiet colors.
- adj. Restrained in style; understated: a quiet strength; a quiet life.
- n. The quality or condition of being quiet: "A menacing quiet fills the empty streets” ( Time).
- transitive v. To cause to become quiet.
- transitive v. Law To make (a title) secure by freeing from all questions or challenges.
- intransitive v. To become quiet: The child wouldn't quiet down for me.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. With little or no sound; denoting absence of disturbing noise.
- adj. Having little motion or activity; calm.
- adj. Not busy, of low quantity.
- adj. Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.
- v. To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.
- v. To cause someone to become quiet.
- n. The absence of sound; quietness.
- n. the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still
- adj. Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.
- adj. Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled
- adj. Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.
- adj. Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative
- n. The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.
- n. Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security.
- transitive v. To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.
- transitive v. To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize
- intransitive v. To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being in a state of rest; not being in action or motion; not moving or agitated; still: as, remain quiet; the sea was quiet.
- Left at rest; free from alarm or disturbance; unmolested; tranquil.
- Peaceable; not turbulent; not giving offense; not exciting controversy, disorder, or trouble.
- Undisturbed by emotion; calm; patient; contented.
- Free from noise or sound; silent; still: as, a quiet neighborhood.
- Free from fuss or bustle; without stiffness or formality.
- Not glaring or showy; not such as to attract notice; in good taste: as, quiet colors; a quiet dress.
- = Syn. 1-5. Placid, Serene, etc. (see calm), peaceful, unruffled, undisturbed.
- Meek, mild.
- n. Rest; repose; stillness.
- n. An undisturbed condition; tranquillity; peace; repose.
- n. An undisturbed state of mind; peace of soul; patience; calmness.
- n. Synonyms Repose, Tranquillity, etc. See rest.
- To bring to a state of rest; stop.
- To make or cause to be quiet; calm; appease; pacify; lull; allay; tranquillize: as, to quiet the soul when it is agitated; to quiet the clamors of a nation; to quiet the disorders of a city.
- Synonyms To compose, soothe, sober; to still, silence, hush.
- To become quiet or still; abate: as, the sea quieted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the absence of sound
- n. a period of calm weather
- adj. in a softened tone
- n. an untroubled state; free from disturbances
- adj. not showy or obtrusive
- adj. characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
- adv. with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly')
- v. make calm or still
- adj. free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
- adj. of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
- adj. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
- n. a disposition free from stress or emotion
- v. become quiet or quieter
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere, to rest; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin quietus, past participle of quiescere ("to keep quiet, rest"). (Wiktionary)