adjective, calm·er, calm·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of calm
Synonyms for calm
Antonyms for calm
Related Words for calmestserene, 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 calmest
Contemporary Examples of calmest
Unsurprisingly, I have found Norway to be one of the sanest, calmest, most beautiful countries I have ever lived in.Norway’s New Cultural Anxiety
July 24, 2011
Historical Examples of calmest
I proposed in the calmest tone that we should go on where he could get his much-needed rest.The Arrow of Gold
You will hear them confess in the calmest way, 'I was afraid.'The Soul of a People
It took a lot to disconcert Sam, and he was the calmest person present.The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
It has impassioned the calmest souls; it has calmed the most agitated.
"Be patient, Joe," said little Judie, in the calmest voice possible.The Big Brother
George Cary Eggleston
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.