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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quiet  \Qui"et\,  n.  [L.  quies,  -etis.  See  {Quiet},  a.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  quiet,  or  in  repose;  as  an 
  hour  or  a  time  of  quiet. 
 
  2.  Freedom  from  disturbance,  noise,  or  alarm;  stillness; 
  tranquillity;  peace;  security. 
 
  And  join  with  thee,  calm  Peace  and  Quiet.  --Milton. 
 
  {At  quiet},  still  peaceful. 
 
  {In  quiet},  quietly.  ``  I  will  depart  in  quiet.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Out  of  quiet},  disturbed;  restless.  [Obs.]  ``She  is  much  out 
  of  quiet.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quiet  \Qui"et\,  a.  [Compar.  {Quieter};  superl.  {Quietest}.]  [L. 
  quietus,  p.  p.  pf  quiescere  to  rest,  keep  quiet;  akin  to 
  quies  rest,  and  prob.  to  E.  while  n.  See  {While},  and  cf 
  {Coy},  a.,  {Quiesce},  {Quietus},  {Quit},  a.,  {Quite}, 
  {Requiem}.] 
  1.  In  a  state  of  rest  or  calm;  without  stir,  motion,  or 
  agitation;  still  as  a  quiet  sea;  quiet  air. 
 
  They  .  .  .  were  quiet  all  the  night,  saying,  In  the 
  morning,  when  it  is  day  we  shall  kill  him  --Judg. 
  xvi.  2. 
 
  2.  Free  from  noise  or  disturbance;  hushed;  still 
 
  3.  Not  excited  or  anxious;  calm;  peaceful;  placid;  settled; 
  as  a  quiet  life;  a  quiet  conscience.  ``  So  quiet  and  so 
  sweet  a  style.''  --Shak. 
 
  That  son,  who  on  the  quiet  state  of  man  Such  trouble 
  brought.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Not  giving  offense;  not  exciting  disorder  or  trouble;  not 
  turbulent;  gentle;  mild;  meek;  contented. 
 
  The  ornament  of  a  meek  and  quiet  spirit.  --1  Pet. 
  iii.  4. 
 
  I  will  sit  as  quiet  as  a  lamb.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Not  showy;  not  such  as  to  attract  attention; 
  undemonstrative;  as  a  quiet  dress;  quiet  colors;  a  quiet 
  movement. 
 
  Syn:  Still  tranquil;  calm;  unruffled;  smooth;  unmolested; 
  undisturbed;  placid;  peaceful;  mild;  peaceable;  meek; 
  contented. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quiet  \Qui"et\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Quieted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Quieting}.] 
  1.  To  stop  motion  in  to  still  to  reduce  to  a  state  of  rest, 
  or  of  silence. 
 
  2.  To  calm;  to  appease;  to  pacify;  to  lull;  to  allay;  to 
  tranquillize;  as  to  quiet  the  passions;  to  quiet  clamors 
  or  disorders;  to  quiet  pain  or  grief. 
 
  Quiet  yourselves,  I  pray,  and  be  at  peace.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quiet  \Qui"et\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  still  silent,  or  calm;  --  often  with  down  as  be 
  soon  quieted  down 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  quiet 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  an  absence  or  near  absence  of  agitation  or 
  activity;  "a  quiet  life";  "a  quiet  throng  of 
  onlookers";  "quiet  peace-loving  people";  "the  factions 
  remained  quiet  for  almost  10  years"  [ant:  {unquiet}] 
  2:  free  of  noise  or  uproar;  or  making  little  if  any  sound;  "a 
  quiet  audience  at  the  concert";  "the  room  was  dark  and 
  quiet"  [ant:  {noisy}] 
  3:  not  showy  or  obtrusive;  "clothes  in  quiet  good  taste"  [syn: 
  {restrained}] 
  4:  in  a  softened  tone;  "hushed  voices";  "muted  trumpets";  "a 
  subdued  whisper";  "a  quiet  reprimand"  [syn:  {hushed},  {muted}, 
  {subdued}] 
  5:  without  untoward  incident  or  disruption;  "a  placid 
  existence";  "quiet  times"  [syn:  {placid}] 
  6:  free  from  disturbance;  "a  ribbon  of  sand  between  the  angry 
  sea  and  the  placid  bay";  "the  quiet  waters  of  a  lagoon"; 
  "a  lake  of  tranquil  blue  water  reflecting  a  tranquil  blue 
  sky";  "a  smooth  channel  crossing";  "scarcely  a  ripple  on 
  the  still  water";  "unruffled  water"  [syn:  {placid},  {still}, 
  {tranquil},  {unruffled}] 
  7:  (astronomy;  of  the  sun)  characterized  by  a  low  level  of 
  surface  phenomena  like  sun  spots  e.g.  [ant:  {active}] 
  n  1:  a  period  of  calm  weather;  "there  was  a  lull  in  the  storm" 
  [syn:  {lull}] 
  2:  an  untroubled  state;  free  from  disturbances  [syn:  {tranquillity}] 
  3:  the  absence  of  sound;  "he  needed  silence  in  order  to  sleep"; 
  "the  street  was  quiet"  [syn:  {silence}]  [ant:  {sound}] 
  4:  a  disposition  free  from  stress  or  emotion  [syn:  {repose},  {placidity}, 
  {serenity},  {tranquility}] 
  adv  :  with  little  or  no  activity  or  especially  agitation;  "her 
  hands  rested  quietly  in  her  lap";  "the  rock  star  was 
  quietly  led  out  the  back  door";  (`quiet'  is  a 
  nonstandard  variant  for  `quietly'  as  in  "sit  here  as 
  quiet  as  you  can")  [syn:  {quietly}]  [ant:  {unquietly}] 
  v  1:  become  quiet  or  quieter;  "The  audience  fell  silent  when  the 
  speaker  entered"  [syn:  {hush},  {quieten},  {quiesce},  {quiet 
  down},  {pipe  down}] 
  2:  make  calm  or  still  "quiet  the  dragons  of  worry  and  fear" 
  [syn:  {calm},  {calm  down},  {tranquilize},  {tranquillize}, 
  {quieten},  {lull},  {still}]  [ant:  {agitate}] 




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