Definition of quet
1. quiet [ a ] characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
Examples: "a quiet life" "a quiet throng of onlookers" "quiet peace-loving people" "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
The campaign leading to the election was not so quiet , however .
(The New York Times,...)
All was quiet in the office of the Yankees and the local National_Leaguers yesterday .
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Their own easier , slower tempo is especially dear to Southerners ; and I have heard many say that they are content to earn a half or a third as_much_as they could up North because they so much prefer the quieter habits of their home_town .
(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
On the other side of the church was a quiet , well-kept house with shutters and recently painted .
(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
They held the funeral the next morning from the crossroads church and buried the little box in the quiet family plot .Synonyms quiet Related Terms unquiet relaxing slumberous quiescent untroubled peaceful tame unagitated
2. quiet [ a ] free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
Examples: "a quiet audience at the concert" "the room was dark and quiet"
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
The twenty-five year old recording offers rather faded string tone , but the balance between the instruments is good and the transfer is very quiet .
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
`` We just sit quiet and wait '' , Prevot had said .
(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
The place was quiet .Synonyms quiet Related Terms noisy silent dreamy noiseless catlike stilly tiptoe soft inaudible
3. quiet [ a ] not showy or obtrusive
Examples: "clothes in quiet good taste"
4. quiet [ n ] a period of calm weather
Examples: "there was a lull in the storm"
(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
He felt a puppyish need for company as strong as his earlier necessity for quiet .Synonyms quiet lull Related Terms calmness lull
5. quiet [ v ] make calm or still
Examples: "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)
Once he had abandoned himself to the very worst , once he had quieted all the dragons of worry and suspense , there would n't be very much for Mae to do .Synonyms calm quiet still tranquillise tranquillize tranquilize lull quieten calm_down Related Terms agitate comfort reassure pacify lull compose hush repose
6. quiet [ n ] the absence of sound
Examples: "he needed silence in order to sleep" "the street was quiet"
(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)
In the calm which follows the reading of a poem , for_example , is the effect produced by the enforced quiet , by the musical quality of words and rhythm , by the sentiments or sense of the poem , by the associations with earlier readings , if it is familiar , by the boost to the self-esteem for the semi-literate , by the diversion of attention , by the sense of security in a legitimized withdrawal , by a kind license for some variety of fantasy_life regarded_as forbidden , or by half conscious ideas about the magical_power of words ?Synonyms silence quiet Related Terms sound sound_property hush quietness speechlessness hush
7. quiet [ a ] free from disturbance
Examples: "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"
(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
The seemingly quiet ocean had crashed a wall of water from 10 to 100 feet high upon beaches crowded with bathers , drowning thousands of them and flattening villages along the shore .Synonyms still placid quiet tranquil unruffled Related Terms calm
8. quiet [ a ] without untoward incident or disruption
Examples: "a placid existence" "quiet times"
(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)
In Ireland 's County_Limerick , near the River_Shannon , there is a quiet little suburb by the name of Garryowen , which means `` Garden of Owen '' .Synonyms quiet placid Related Terms uneventful
9. quiet [ a ] in a softened tone
Examples: "hushed voices" "muted trumpets" "a subdued whisper" "a quiet reprimand"
(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)
`` All_right '' , Calenda said , his voice still quiet .Synonyms subdued muted quiet hushed Related Terms soft
10. quiet [ v ] become quiet or quieter
Examples: "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Both Cook 's and Russell 's lives were threatened by the Mexicans following the killing , but the company officers felt that in_the_end , it would serve to quiet them despite their immediate emotion .Synonyms quiet quiet_down quiesce quieten pipe_down hush Related Terms louden change_intensity hush silence
11. quiet [ n ] an untroubled state; free from disturbancesUsed in print:
(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
There was only one place where Jake_Carwood 's description had gone badly awry : the peace and quiet .Synonyms quiet tranquillity Related Terms order
12. quiet [ r ] with little or no activity or especially agitation
Examples: "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")
13. quiet [ a ] (astronomy; of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.Synonyms quiet Related Terms active astronomy
14. quiet [ n ] a disposition free from stress or emotionSynonyms serenity tranquility quiet placidity tranquillity repose Related Terms composure ataraxia calm
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