Quiet

  • 1 Quiet — Qui et, a. [Compar. {Quieter}; superl. {Quietest}.] [L. quietus, p. p. pf quiescere to rest, keep quiet; akin to quies rest, and prob. to E. while, n. See {While}, and cf. {Coy}, a., {Quiesce}, {Quietus}, {Quit}, a., {Quite}, {Requiem}.] 1. In a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 quiet — quiet, quiète [ kjɛ, kjɛt ] adj. • XIIIe; lat. quietus ♦ Vx Paisible, tranquille. ⇒ 2. calme. « Il referma la porte de l air le plus quiet » (A. Gide). ⊗ CONTR. Inquiet. ● quiet, quiète adjectif (latin quietus) Littéraire. Paisible : Mener une… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 quiet — [kwī′ət] adj. [ME quiete < OFr < L quietus, pp. of quiescere, to become quiet < quies (gen. quietis), rest < IE base * kweye , to rest > WHILE] 1. still; calm; motionless 2. a) not noisy; hushed [a quiet motor] b) not speaking;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Quiet — Qui et, n. [L. quies, etis. See {Quiet}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet. [1913 Webster] 2. Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 quiet — qui‧et [ˈkwaɪət] adjective 1. if business, a market etc is quiet, there are not many customers or there is not much activity: • August is a quiet time of year for the retail trade. • The market has been quiet this morning. 2. quiet enjoyment LAW… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 quiet — quiet, quieten As a verb, quiet has been used transitively (with an object) since the 16c in the meaning ‘to make (someone or something) quiet’, and is still in use in this sense: • The unexpectedness of this departure from the routine at first… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 quiet — ► ADJECTIVE (quieter, quietest) 1) making little or no noise. 2) free from activity, disturbance, or excitement. 3) without being disturbed or interrupted: a quiet drink. 4) discreet, moderate, or restrained. 5) (of a person) tranquil and… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Quiet — may refer to:* Quiet (John Scofield album), a jazz album * Silence, a relative or total lack of sound * Quiet (The Smashing Pumpkins song) * Quiet game, a children s game where children must stay quiet and still, on fear of punishment * QUIET… …

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  • 9 Quiet — Qui et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quieted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quieting}.] 1. To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence. [1913 Webster] 2. To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 quiet — qui·et 1 adj: free from disturbance, interference, or dispute (as from an adverse claim) quiet enjoyment of property quiet 2 vt: to establish or make (title) secure by means of an action that produces a final determination of the respective… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 quiet — [adj1] without or with little sound buttoned up*, clammed up*, close, closemouthed, could hear a pin drop*, dumb, hushed, hushful, inaudible, low, low pitched, muffled, mute, muted, noiseless, not saying boo*, peaceful, quiescent, quieted,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 quiet — QUIET, [qui]ete. adj. Tranquille, calme, point agité. Une ame quiette. le malade a esté assez quiet toute la nuit …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 13 Quiet — Qui et, v. i. To become still, silent, or calm; often with down; as, be soon quieted down. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 quiet — quiet, ète (kui iè, è t ; Richelet dit qu on prononce kiet) adj. Qui tombe en désuétude. Tranquille, paisible. C est une âme quiète. •   Si leur tranquillité est bien tranquille, leur quiétude assez quiète, ST FRANÇ. DE SALES dans BOSSUET Ét. d… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 quiet — adj silent, noiseless, *still, stilly Analogous words: *calm, serene, placid, tranquil, peaceful Antonyms: unquiet Contrasted words: *rough, harsh: disturbed, agitated, upset, disquieted, perturbed (see DISCOMPOSE): *vociferous, clamorous, bo …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 quiet — quiet, quieten vb *calm, compose, still, lull, soothe, settle, tranquil ize Analogous words: allay, alleviate, assuage, *relieve: abate, lessen, *decrease Antonyms: disquiet: arouse, rouse Contrasted words: *stir, awaken, rally: excite, stimulate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 quiet — qui|et1 W2S2 [ˈkwaıət] adj comparative quieter superlative quietest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(no noise)¦ 2¦(not speaking)¦ 3 (be) quiet! 4 keep something quiet/keep quiet about something 5¦(no activity/people)¦ 6¦(business)¦ 7 keep somebody quiet …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 quiet — qui|et1 [ kwaıət ] adjective *** 1. ) making very little or no noise: Electric cars are quiet and pollution free. some quiet soothing music a ) used about people who are not talking or who do not usually talk much: a quiet sensitive boy go quiet …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 quiet — [[t]kwa͟ɪ͟ət[/t]] ♦♦ quieter, quietest, quiets, quieting, quieted 1) ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is quiet makes only a small amount of noise. Tania kept the children reasonably quiet and contented... A quiet murmur passed through the… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 Quiet PC — A quiet PC is a personal computer that makes little noise. Common uses for quiet PCs include video editing, sound mixing, home servers, and home theater PCs. A typical quiet PC uses quiet cooling and storage devices and energy efficient… …

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