1. [ verb ] become quiet or still; fall silent

"hush my baby!"

Related terms: change
2. [ noun ] (poetic) tranquil silence
Synonyms: stillness still

"the still of the night"

Related terms: silence poetry calm
3. [ verb ] cause to be quiet or not talk
Synonyms: silence shut_up still hush_up quieten

"Please silence the children in the church!"

Related terms: louden suppress dampen lull gag shout_down shush whitewash silence silence muteness silencer
4. [ verb ] (mining) wash by removing particles; in mining

"Wash ores"

Related terms: wash mining
5. [ verb ] become quiet or quieter
Synonyms: quiet_down quiet pipe_down quiesce quieten

"The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

Related terms: louden change_intensity silence
6. [ interjection ] interjection, to request quiet
Synonyms: ssh
7. [ verb ] (mining) run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals; in mining
Related terms: water mining
Similar spelling:   hus