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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not agitated; without losing self-possession; "spoke in a
             calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"; "he
             remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene
             expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil";
             "tranquil life in the country" [syn: calm,
             unagitated, serene, tranquil]
      2: (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas" [ant:
      n 1: steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their
           problems with composure and she with equanimity" [syn:
           composure, calm, calmness, equanimity] [ant:
      2: wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
         [syn: calm air, calm]
      v 1: make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
           [syn: calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize,
           tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still]
           [ant: agitate, charge, charge up, commove,
           excite, rouse, turn on]
      2: make steady; "steady yourself" [syn: steady, calm,
      3: become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation;
         "After the fight both men need to cool off."; "It took a
         while after the baby was born for things to settle down
         again." [syn: calm, calm down, cool off, chill out,
         simmer down, settle down, cool it]
      4: cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to;
         "The patient must be sedated before the operation" [syn:
         sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize,
         tranquillise] [ant: arouse, brace, energise,
         energize, perk up, stimulate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  272 Moby Thesaurus words for "calm":
     abnegation, abstinence, accordance, allay, alleviate, anticyclone,
     appease, assuage, at peace, at rest, aweless, balm, balmy, becalm,
     blank, blankminded, bloodless, calm down, calmness, cease,
     cloistered, collected, compose, composed, composure, conciliate,
     concordant, conservatism, consistency, consonance, constancy,
     constraint, continence, continuity, control, cool, cool off,
     coolheaded, coolness, correspondence, cradle, dead calm,
     deathlike calm, defuse, die down, dispassion, dispassionate,
     doldrums, dulcify, dwindle, dwindling, ease, easy, easygoing, ebb,
     ebbing, empty, empty-headed, equability, equable, equanimity,
     equilibrium, even, even out, even-tempered, even-tenored, evenness,
     expected, expecting, fatuous, firm, flat calm, gentle, gentleness,
     golden mean, halcyon, halt, happy medium, homogeneity,
     horse latitudes, hush, hushed, idyllic, impartiality, impassive,
     imperturbable, inactive, inane, incogitant, inexcitable, isolated,
     judiciousness, juste-milieu, lay, lay the dust, lenity,
     levelheaded, lull, make one easy, meden agan, middle way, mild,
     mildness, mitigate, moderateness, moderation, moderationism,
     molder, moldering, mollify, monolithism, motionless, nerveless,
     neutrality, nirvanic, nonchalant, nonviolence, nothing in excess,
     oblivious, oily calm, orderly, pacific, pacifism, pacify, passive,
     pastoral, peace, peaceable, peaceful, peacefulness, peacetime,
     persistence, philosophical, phlegmatic, piping, placate, placid,
     placidity, placidness, poised, possessed, pour balm into,
     pour balm on, propitiate, prudence, quell, quiesce, quiescent,
     quiet, quieten, quietistic, relax, relaxed, relieve, repose,
     reposeful, reposing, rest, restful, resting, restraint, rock,
     rock to sleep, rock-steady, sang-froid, secluded, sedate,
     self-abnegation, self-control, self-controlled, self-denial,
     self-possessed, self-possession, self-restraint, sequestered,
     sequestrated, serene, serenity, settle, sheltered, smooth,
     smooth down, smooth over, smoothen, sobriety, soft, soothe,
     soother, stability, stabilize, stable, staid, staunch,
     steadfastness, steadiness, steady, steady-handed, steady-nerved,
     steel-nerved, still, still as death, stillish, stillness, stilly,
     stoic, stoical, stolid, stop, strong-nerved, subdue, subside,
     subsiding, temperance, temperateness, thoughtfree, thoughtless,
     together, tranquil, tranquilize, tranquillity, unagitated,
     unamazed, unastonished, unastounded, unawed, unbewildered,
     unblenching, unblinking, undazed, undazzled, undisturbed,
     undumbfounded, unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness,
     unfaltering, unflappable, unflinching, unideaed, uniformity,
     unimpressed, unintellectual, unity, unmarveling, unmoved,
     unnervous, unoccupied, unperturbed, unquivering, unreasoning,
     unruffled, unruffledness, unshaken, unshaky, unshrinking,
     unstirring, unstrained, unsurprised, unthinking, untremulous,
     untroubled, unwavering, unwondering, vacant, vacuous, via media,
     wane, waning, windless, windlessness, without a tremor,

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