English - Vietnamese Dictionary
calm /kɑ:m/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- êm đềm, lặng gió (thời tiết); lặng, không nổi sóng (biển)
- (thông tục) trơ tráo, vô liêm sỉ, không biết xấu hổ
- it is pretty calm of him: thằng cha khá trơ tráo
- danh từ
- sự bình tĩnh, sự điềm tĩnh, sự thanh thản (tâm hồn)
- thời kỳ yên ổn (xã hội, chính trị)
- động từ
- làm dịu đi, làm êm đi; làm bớt (đau)
- trầm tĩnh lại
- calm yourself!: hãy trấn tĩnh lại!
- dịu đi, êm đi, nguôi đi; lặng (biển)
- the sea calmed down: biển lặng dần
+steadiness of mind under stress
+make calm or still
+become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
+cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
+not agitated; without losing self-possession
+(of weather) free from storm or wind
+living without undue worry; taking life easy
Advanced English Dictionary
1 quiet, stillness, tranquillity, serenity, hush, peace, peacefulness:
A storm raged outside, but in the harbour was a breathless calm.
2 calmness, composure, placidity, placidness, peace, repose, sang-froid, coolness, self-control, equanimity, self-possession:
The calm exhibited by the passengers during the hijacking was admirable.
3 quiet, still, tranquil, serene, peaceful, balmy, halcyon, mild, undisturbed, unagitated, placid, pacific; motionless, smooth, even; windless:
The sea is never calm in the same sense as a mountain lake.
4 composed, cool, cool-headed, self-controlled, impassive, dispassionate, unmoved, unruffled, serene, tranquil, sedate, staid, stoical, Colloq together:
She remained calm while the others panicked.
5 Also, calm down. quiet, quieten, still, soothe, hush, lull, pacify; mollify, appease, placate, become or make quiet or pacified or less agitated, Colloq cool off or down:
The arbitrator did his best to calm the two litigants by suggesting a compromise. After everyone had calmed down, the speaker continued.
adjective, verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ adjective (calmer, calmest)
1 not excited, nervous or upset: It is important to keep calm in an emergency. + Try to remain calm. + Her voice was surprisingly calm. + The city is calm again (= free from disorder and fighting) after yesterday's riots.
2 (of the sea) without large waves
3 (of the weather) without wind: a calm, cloudless day
calmly adverb: 'I'll call the doctor,' he said calmly.
calmness noun [U]
+ verb [VN] to make sb/sth become quiet and more relaxed, especially after strong emotion or excitement: Have some brandy; it'll calm your nerves. + His presence had a calming influence.
See also - TRAFFIC CALMING
Phrasal Verbs: calm down
calm sb/sth<->down to become or make sb become calm: Look, calm down! We'll find her. + We waited inside until things calmed down. + He took a few deep breaths to calm himself down.
+ noun [C, U]
1 a quiet and peaceful time or situation: the calm of a summer evening + The police appealed for calm.
2 a quiet and relaxed manner: Her previous calm gave way to terror. + Alex spoke with studied calm.
Idioms: the calm before the storm a calm time immediately before an expected period of violent activity or argument
calm / calmness
The noun calm is usually used to talk about a peaceful time or situation: There was a short period of uneasy calm after the riot. It can also be used to describe a person's manner:
She spoke with icy calm. Calmness is usually used to talk about a person:
We admired his calmness under pressure.
1 not worried or angry
appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound
I may have appeared calm but I certainly didn't feel it.
| become | keep, remain, stay
Sit down and keep calm! The pilot urged the passengers to remain calm.
| keep sb
Keep the patient calm.
extremely, remarkably, very
You seem remarkably calm.
| completely, perfectly, utterly
Her voice was firm and perfectly calm.
| fairly, pretty, quite | apparently, outwardly | curiously, strangely
The pain had receded and he felt curiously calm.
The voice sounded reassuringly calm.
She seemed pretty calm about it.
cool, calm and collected
He remained at all times cool, calm and collected.
2 not rough or stormy
be, look | become
absolutely, dead, flat, perfectly
The sea was dead calm. flat calm conditions
| fairly, quite, relatively
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