- adj. 静的，平静的；沉着的
- vt. 使平静；使镇定
- vi. 平静下来；镇定下来
- n. 风平浪静
- n. (Calm)人名；(法、德)卡尔姆
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- calm:  The underlying meaning of calm seems to be not far removed from ‘siesta’. It comes ultimately from Greek kauma ‘heat’, which was borrowed into late Latin as cauma. This appears to have been applied progressively to the ‘great heat of the midday sun’, to ‘rest taken during this period’, and finally to simply ‘quietness, absence of activity’. Cauma passed into Old Italian as calma, and English seems to have got the word from Italian.
- calm (adj.)
- late 14c., from Old French calme "tranquility, quiet," traditionally from Old Italian calma, from Late Latin cauma "heat of the mid-day sun" (in Italy, a time when everything rests and is still), from Greek kauma "heat" (especially of the sun), from kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). Spelling influenced by Latin calere "to be hot." Figurative application to social or mental conditions is 16c.
- calm (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French calme, carme "stillness, quiet, tranquility," from the adjective (see calm (adj.)).
- calm (v.)
- late 14c., from Old French calmer or from calm (adj.). Related: Calmed; calming.
- 1. Officials hoped admitting fewer foreigners would calm the situation.
- 2. She sighed, then continued in a soft, calm voice.
- 3. They may feel tired and though outwardly calm, can be irritable.
- 4. She's calm and strong, and she is just not going to crack.
- 5. He felt a sudden sense of calm, of contentment.
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