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 for Silent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Silent \Si"lent\, n.
     That which is silent; a time of silence. [R.] "The silent of
     the night." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
        quiet.
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              How silent is this town!              --Shak.
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     2. Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute;
        taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.
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              Ulysses, adds he, was the most eloquent and most
              silent of men.                        --Broome.
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              This new-created world, whereof in hell
              Fame is not silent.                   --Milton.
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     3. Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind
        is silent. --Parnell. Sir W. Raleigh.
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     4. (Pron.) Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e
        is silent in "fable."
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     5. Having no effect; not operating; inefficient. [R.]
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              Cause . . . silent, virtueless, and dead. --Sir W.
                                                    Raleigh.
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     Silent partner. See Dormant partner, under Dormant.
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     Syn: Mute; taciturn; dumb; speechless; quiet; still. See
          Mute, and Taciturn.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  silent
      adj 1: marked by absence of sound; "a silent house"; "soundless
             footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still" [syn:
             silent, soundless, still]
      2: failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to; "the
         witness remained silent" [syn: mum, silent]
      3: implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave
         silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood
         provisos of a custody agreement" [syn: silent, tacit,
         understood]
      4: not made to sound; "the silent `h' at the beginning of
         `honor'"; "in French certain letters are often unsounded"
         [syn: silent, unsounded]
      5: having a frequency below or above the range of human
         audibility; "a silent dog whistle"
      6: unable to speak because of hereditary deafness [syn: dumb,
         mute, silent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "silent":
     aphonic, brief, brusque, calm, checked, close, close-lipped,
     close-tongued, closemouthed, concise, curbed, curt, dumb, echoless,
     economical of words, hush as death, hushed, implicit, implied,
     inactive, inarticulate, inaudible, incoherent, indisposed to talk,
     inhibited, laconic, mousy, mum, mute, muted, noiseless, pacific,
     passive, peaceful, placid, quiescent, quiet, reserved, restrained,
     reticent, secretive, serene, short, sleeping, snug, soundless,
     sparing of words, speechless, still, still as death, stilly,
     subaudible, tacit, taciturn, terse, tight-lipped, tongue-tied,
     tranquil, unagitated, unarticulated, uncommunicative, undeclared,
     understood, undisturbed, unexpressed, unhearable, unloquacious,
     unmentioned, unproclaimed, unpronounced, unpublished, unrecorded,
     unruffled, unsaid, unsociable, unsounded, unspoken, unstated,
     unsung, untalkative, untalked-of, untold, untroubled, unuttered,
     unvocalized, unvoiced, unwritten, voiceless, whist, word-bound,
     wordless
  
  

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