from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To cause to sleep or rest; soothe or calm.
- intransitive verb To deceive into trustfulness.
- intransitive verb To become calm.
- noun A relatively calm interval, as in a storm.
- noun An interval of lessened activity.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To quiet; compose; assuage; caress; cause to rest or subside by gentle, soothing means: as, to
lulla child or a feverish patient; to lull grief, pain, or suspicion.
- To deceive.
- Synonyms To calm, hush, tranquilize.
- To subside; cease; become calm: as, the wind lulls.
- noun That which lulls; a quieting or soothing influence.
- noun Temporary quiet and rest; suspension of activity or turmoil, as in a storm or any kind of excessive action.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate for a time.
- noun rare The power or quality of soothing; that which soothes; a lullaby.
- noun A temporary cessation of storm or confusion.
- transitive verb To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A period of rest or soothing
- noun nautical a period without
- noun surfing An extended pause between
- verb transitive To
causeto restby soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet.
- verb intransitive, nautical of the surface of the sea, to not
movedue to a lack of wind and waves.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb make calm or still
- noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
- noun a period of calm weather
- verb calm by deception
- verb become quiet or less intensive
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
KEEP AT IT Perhaps the main reason Below scores during the lull is the simplest: He keeps hunting.
According to this Wisconsin whitetail fanatic, the lull is a fine time to take a buck, and the many big deer he's tagged during this period are proof.
What if the lull is because bloggers are busy working on Web 2.0 applications instead of merely talking about them.
"With even more dramatically falling housing supply, despite a short-term lull in the market, we're going to go back to that trend of over 10% growth," says Pane.
Police released Mr. Ghonim in early February, and his rousing speech before crowds of well-wishers in Tahrir Square helped break a lull in the revolutionary movement.
NGUYEN: Lets 'get you to the Middle East now where we are in the middle of a so-called lull in Gaza.
The lull is a distant memory and a permanent cease-fire a distant dream for Gaza.
Had a so-called lull that we were seeing for the past several hours, it's about to expire this hour.
Publicly, Hamas leaders have stated time and again that the lull is a Palestinian national interest.
I certainly regard the cause of the current conflict as being Hamas's refusal to continue with the ceasefire or the so-called lull, and as a consequence of that, 300 rockets from Hamas going into Israel at the end of 2008.