- without rough motion; still or nearly still: a calm sea.
- not windy or stormy: a calm day.
- free from excitement or passion; tranquil: a calm face; a calm manner.
- freedom from motion or disturbance; stillness.
- Meteorology. wind speed of less than 1 mile per hour (0.447 m/sec).
- freedom from agitation, excitement, or passion; tranquillity; serenity: She faced the possibility of death with complete calm.
- to make calm: He calmed the excited dog.
- to become calm (usually followed by down).
Origin of calm
Synonyms for calmSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Antonyms for calm
Related Words for calmerserene, slow, smooth, soothing, mild, harmonious, placid, tranquil, low-key, cool, levelheaded, temperate, unflappable, impassive, relaxed, gentle, sedate, laid-back, aloof, amiable
Examples from the Web for calmer
Contemporary Examples of 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
July 28, 2014
By contrast, a calmer birth would result in more regular star orbits.SAMI Is Like Google Earth for the Universe
Matthew R. Francis
July 27, 2014
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
November 17, 2013
But Solha is a different, calmer dog today than she was a year ago.My Dog Solha: From Afghanistan, With PTSD
March 13, 2013
The rallies of the NUWSS were calmer affairs than those of Mrs. Pankhurst.The Lessons of the British Women’s Fight for the Vote
June 13, 2012
Historical Examples of calmer
Otherwise I may behave in a manner to be regretted in my calmer moments.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Meantime, how fared the peer with the calmer and gentler sister?
"Hysterical," he said to himself, calmer now that he had vented his feelings.
He was calmer now, and able to talk about the Dublin shooting with some discrimination.
She was calmer now, she had heard, and loyally she answered.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
- almost without motion; stilla calm sea
- meteorol of force 0 on the Beaufort scale; without wind
- not disturbed, agitated, or excited; under controlhe stayed calm throughout the confusion
- tranquil; serenea calm voice
- an absence of disturbance or rough motion; stillness
- absence of wind
- (often foll by down) to make or become calm
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.