adjective, calm·er, calm·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- calloway, cab,
Origin of calm
Examples from the Web for calmer
Cops said that this weekend was calmer than most of the shows that they encountered at Frontier Ranch.A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos|Steve Miller|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By contrast, a calmer birth would result in more regular star orbits.
We put our heads together and in the calmer light of logic, and much ersatz coffee, solved the problem.Week in Death: The Woman Who Cracked Hitler’s Codes|The Telegraph|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But Solha is a different, calmer dog today than she was a year ago.
The rallies of the NUWSS were calmer affairs than those of Mrs. Pankhurst.The Lessons of the British Women’s Fight for the Vote|Frances Osborne|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was minded to flog an Indian or two, and thus extract information; but calmer counsels prevailed.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
The feminine soul has to give account of her moods to calmer judgment, and to be lifted and steadied by the strong spirit.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2|Alexander Maclaren
She was so much confused that she hardly knew what to say, when her mother joined her, calmer and more sensible.Greifenstein|F. Marion Crawford
She came back after a time and they danced again, but she was calmer apparently.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
He felt much relieved, and viewed the whole situation in a calmer and more reasonable light.If Any Man Sin|H. A. Cody
Word Origin for calm
late 14c., from Old French calme, carme "stillness, quiet, tranquility," from the adjective (see calm (adj.)).
late 14c., from Old French calmer or from calm (adj.). Related: Calmed; calming.
late 14c., from Old French calme "tranquility, quiet," traditionally from Old Italian calma, from Late Latin cauma "heat of the mid-day sun" (in Italy, a time when everything rests and is still), from Greek kauma "heat" (especially of the sun), from kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). Spelling influenced by Latin calere "to be hot." Figurative application to social or mental conditions is 16c.