from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to sleep or rest; soothe or calm.
- transitive v. To deceive into trustfulness: "that honeyed charm that he used so effectively to lull his victims” ( S.J. Perelman).
- intransitive v. To become calm.
- n. A relatively calm interval, as in a storm.
- n. An interval of lessened activity: a lull in sales.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A period of rest or soothing
- n. a period without waves or wind.
- n. An extended pause between sets of waves.
- v. To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet.
- v. of the surface of the sea, to not move due to a lack of wind and waves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet.
- intransitive v. To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate for a time.
- n. The power or quality of soothing; that which soothes; a lullaby.
- n. A temporary cessation of storm or confusion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To quiet; compose; assuage; caress; cause to rest or subside by gentle, soothing means: as, to lull a 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.
- n. That which lulls; a quieting or soothing influence.
- n. Temporary quiet and rest; suspension of activity or turmoil, as in a storm or any kind of excessive action.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make calm or still
- n. a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
- n. a period of calm weather
- v. calm by deception
- v. become quiet or less intensive
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.
KEEP AT IT Perhaps the main reason Below scores during the lull is the simplest: He keeps hunting.
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.
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.
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.