Quiet

Definition of Quiet

Qui´et
a.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.
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.
n.1.
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.
Out of quiet
disturbed; restless.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.
[imp. & p. p. Quieted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quieting.]
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.
v. i.1.To become still, silent, or calm; - often with down; as, be soon quieted down.

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