calm ADJECTIVE 1) not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions. 2) peaceful and undisturbed.
NOUN 1) a calm state or period. 2) (calms) an area of the sea without wind.
VERB (often calm down) make or become tranquil and quiet.
DERIVATIVES calmly adverb calmness noun.
ORIGIN from Greek kauma 'heat of the day' .

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