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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Silent  \Si"lent\,  a.  [L.  silens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of  silere  to  be 
  silent;  akin  to  Goth.  ana-silan.] 
  1.  Free  from  sound  or  noise;  absolutely  still  perfectly 
  How  silent  is  this  town!  --Shak. 
  2.  Not  speaking;  indisposed  to  talk;  speechless;  mute; 
  taciturn;  not  loquacious;  not  talkative. 
  Ulysses,  adds  he  was  the  most  eloquent  and  most 
  silent  of  men.  --Broome. 
  This  new-created  world,  whereof  in  hell  Fame  is  not 
  silent.  --Milton. 
  3.  Keeping  at  rest;  inactive;  calm;  undisturbed;  as  the  wind 
  is  silent.  --Parnell.  Sir  W.  Raleigh. 
  4.  (Pron.)  Not  pronounced;  having  no  sound;  quiescent;  as  e 
  is  silent  in  ``fable.'' 
  5.  Having  no  effect;  not  operating;  inefficient.  [R.] 
  Cause  .  .  .  silent,  virtueless,  and  dead.  --Sir  W. 
  {Silent  partner}.  See  {Dormant  partner},  under  {Dormant}. 
  Syn:  Mute;  taciturn;  dumb;  speechless;  quiet;  still  See 
  {Mute},  and  {Taciturn}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Silent  \Si"lent\,  n. 
  That  which  is  silent;  a  time  of  silence.  [R.]  ``The  silent  of 
  the  night.''  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Partner  \Part"ner\,  n.  [For  parcener,  influenced  by  part.] 
  1.  One  who  has  a  part  in  anything  with  an  other  a  partaker; 
  an  associate;  a  sharer.  ``Partner  of  his  fortune.'' 
  --Shak.  Hence: 
  a  A  husband  or  a  wife. 
  b  Either  one  of  a  couple  who  dance  together. 
  c  One  who  shares  as  a  member  of  a  partnership  in  the 
  management,  or  in  the  gains  and  losses,  of  a  business. 
  My  other  self  the  partner  of  my  life.  --Milton. 
  2.  (Law)  An  associate  in  any  business  or  occupation;  a  member 
  of  a  partnership.  See  {Partnership}. 
  3.  pl  (Naut.)  A  framework  of  heavy  timber  surrounding  an 
  opening  in  a  deck,  to  strengthen  it  for  the  support  of  a 
  mast,  pump,  capstan,  or  the  like 
  {Dormant},  or  {Silent},  {partner}.  See  under  {Dormant},  a. 
  Syn:  Associate;  colleague;  coadjutor;  confederate;  partaker; 
  participator;  companion;  comrade;  mate. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  marked  by  absence  of  sound;  "a  silent  house";  "soundless 
  footsteps  on  the  grass";  "the  night  was  still"  [syn:  {soundless}, 
  2:  failing  to  speak  or  communicate  etc  when  expected  to  "the 
  witness  remained  silent"  [syn:  {mum}] 
  3:  (of  film)  having  no  spoken  dialogue  and  usually  no 
  soundtrack;  "a  silent  movie"  [ant:  {talking}] 
  4:  indicated  by  necessary  connotation  though  not  expressed 
  directly;  "gave  silent  consent";  "a  tacit  agreement";  "the 
  understood  provisos  of  a  custody  agreement"  [syn:  {implied}, 
  {tacit},  {understood}] 
  5:  not  made  to  sound;  "the  silent  `h'  at  the  beginning  of 
  `honor'";  "in  French  certain  letters  are  often  unsounded" 
  [syn:  {unsounded}] 
  6:  having  a  frequency  below  or  above  the  range  of  human 
  audibility;  "a  silent  dog  whistle" 
  7:  unable  to  speak  because  of  hereditary  deafness  [syn:  {dumb}, 

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