adjective, calm·er, calm·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- calloway, cab,
Origin of calm
Examples from the Web for calmness
But the calmness in rebel-held Donetsk on Sunday night suggested no big push is planned in the next few hours, at least.
Unlike coffee, tea has an amino acid that is associated with calmness: Theanine.
It prefers nonconfrontation, and calmness and softness of voice are valued when dealing with adversity.
A bog or swamp is a most disagreeable place in which to be caught, and calls for calmness to get out without a wetting or fall.How Women Should Ride|C. De Hurst
As a servant of France he thought best to let them stop, to "set an example of calmness."Everyman's Land|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
If the women were hysterical, the officials did not exactly shine as examples of calmness.The Criminal & the Community|James Devon
We shall fight to the last, relying on you, on your calmness and determination.The Ruined Cities of Zululand|Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
When the intellect had arrived at this doctrine, calmness and serenity fell upon it.A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1|Georges Perrot
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.