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

  Calm \Calm\ (k[aum]m), a. [Compar. Calmer (-[~e]r); superl.
     Calmest (-[e^]st)]
     1. Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still;
        quiet; serene; undisturbed. "Calm was the day." --Spenser.
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              Now all is calm, and fresh, and still. --Bryant.
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     2. Undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or
        excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech. "Calm and
        sinless peace." --Milton. "With calm attention." --Pope.
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              Such calm old age as conscience pure
              And self-commanding hearts ensure.    --Keble.
  
     Syn: Still; quiet; undisturbed; tranquil; peaceful; serene;
          composed; unruffled; sedate; collected; placid.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calm \Calm\ (k[aum]m), n. [OE. calme, F. calme, fr. It. or Sp.
     calma (cf. Pg. calma heat), prob. fr. LL. cauma heat, fr. Gr.
     kay^ma burning heat, fr. kai`ein to burn; either because
     during a great heat there is generally also a calm, or
     because the hot time of the day obliges us seek for shade and
     quiet; cf. Caustic]
     Freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; a cessation
     or absence of that which causes motion or disturbance, as of
     winds or waves; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity.
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           The wind ceased, and there was a great calm. --Mark.
                                                    iv. 39.
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           A calm before a storm is commonly a peace of a man's
           own making.                              --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calm \Calm\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calmed (k[aum]md); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Calming.] [Cf. F. calmer. See Calm, n.]
     1. To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as,
        to calm the winds.
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              To calm the tempest raised by Eolus.  --Dryden.
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     2. To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or
        soothe, as the mind or passions.
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              Passions which seem somewhat calmed.  --Atterbury.
  
     Syn: To still; quiet; appease; allay; pacify; tranquilize;
          soothe; compose; assuage; check; restrain.
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