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Calm vs. Steady — What's the Difference?

Calm vs. Steady — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Calm and Steady

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Calm

Not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other strong emotions
She had to keep calm at all costs
His voice was calm
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Steady

Firm in position or place; fixed.
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Calm

(of the weather) pleasantly free from wind
The night was clear and calm
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Steady

Direct and unfaltering; sure.
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Calm

The absence of strong emotions; calm feelings
His usual calm deserted him
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Steady

Free or almost free from change, variation, or fluctuation; uniform
A steady increase in value.
A steady breeze.
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Calm

The absence of wind
In the centre of the storm calm prevailed
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Steady

Not easily excited or upset
Steady nerves.
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Calm

Make (someone) tranquil and quiet; soothe
I took him inside and tried to calm him down
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Steady

Unwavering, as in purpose; steadfast.
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Calm

Nearly or completely motionless; undisturbed
The calm surface of the lake.
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Steady

Reliable; dependable.
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Calm

Not excited or agitated; composed
The president was calm throughout the global crisis.
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Steady

Temperate; sober.
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Calm

An absence or cessation of motion; stillness.
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Steady

To make or become steady.
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Calm

A condition of no wind or a wind with a speed of less than 1 knot (1.15 miles per hour; 1.9 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.
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Steady

Used to direct a helmsman to keep a ship's head in the same direction
Steady as she goes!.
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Calm

Tranquility or serenity
"an unaccustomed reticence that I took to be the calm that follows rage" (Jeanne Marie Laskas).
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Steady

The person whom one dates regularly, usually exclusively.
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Calm

To make or become calm or quiet
A warm bath will calm you. After the storm, the air calmed.
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Steady

Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.
Hold the ladder steady while I go up.
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Calm

(of a person) Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.
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Steady

Constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute.
A man steady in his principles, in his purpose, or in the pursuit of an object
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Calm

(of a place or situation) Free of noise and disturbance.
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Steady

Smooth and not bumpy or with obstructions.
A steady ride
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Calm

(of water) with few or no waves on the surface; not rippled.
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Steady

Regular and even.
The steady course of the Sun;
A steady breeze of wind
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Calm

Without wind or storm.
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Steady

Slow.
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Calm

(in a person) The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.
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Steady

To stabilize; to prevent from shaking.
I took a drink to steady my nerves.
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Calm

(in a place or situation) The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.
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Steady

(intransitive) To become stable.
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Calm

A period of time without wind.
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Steady

A rest or support, as for the hand, a tool, or a piece of work.
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Calm

(transitive) To make calm.
To calm a crying baby
To calm the passions
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Steady

(informal) A regular boyfriend or girlfriend.
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Calm

(intransitive) To become calm.
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Steady

(informal) A prostitute's regular customer.
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Calm

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.
The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
A calm before a storm is commonly a peace of a man's own making.
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Steady

To row with pressure at a low stroke-rating, often 18 strokes per minute.
After the sprint pieces, we rowed steady for the rest of practice.
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Calm

To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.
To calm the tempest raised by Eolus.
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Steady

Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.
Their feet steady, their hands diligent, their eyes watchful, and their hearts resolute.
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Calm

To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions.
Passions which seem somewhat calmed.
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Steady

Constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute; as, a man steady in his principles, in his purpose, or in the pursuit of an object.
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Calm

Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed.
Now all is calm, and fresh, and still.
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Steady

Regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind.
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Calm

Undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech.
Such calm old age as conscience pureAnd self-commanding hearts ensure.
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Steady

To make steady; to hold or keep from shaking, reeling, or falling; to make or keep firm; to support; to make constant, regular, or resolute.
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Calm

Steadiness of mind under stress;
He accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
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Steady

To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.
Without a breeze, without a tide,She steadies with upright keel.
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Calm

Make calm or still;
Quiet the dragons of worry and fear
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Steady

A person loved by another person
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Calm

Make steady;
Steady yourself
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Steady

Make steady;
Steady yourself
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Calm

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.
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Steady

Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace;
Brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel
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Calm

Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to;
The patient must be sedated before the operation
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Steady

Not subject to change or variation especially in behavior;
A steady beat
A steady job
A steady breeze
A steady increase
A good steady ballplayer
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Calm

Not agitated; without losing self-possession;
Spoke in a calm voice
Remained calm throughout the uproar
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Steady

Persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature;
Maintained a constant temperature
A constant beat
Principles of unvarying validity
A steady breeze
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Calm

Characterized by absence of emotional agitation;
Calm acceptance of the inevitable
Remained serene in the midst of turbulence
A serene expression on her face
She became more tranquil
Tranquil life in the country
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Steady

Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall;
Stocks are still firm
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Calm

(of weather) free from storm or wind;
Calm seas
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Steady

Securely in position; not shaky;
Held the ladder steady
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Calm

Marked by freedom from agitation or excitement;
The rioters gradually became calm and slowly dispersed
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Steady

Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable;
Firm convictions
A firm mouth
Steadfast resolve
A man of unbendable perseverence
Unwavering loyalty
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Steady

Relating to a person who does something regularly;
A regular customer
A steady drinker
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Steady

Not easily excited or upset;
Steady nerves
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Steady

In a steady manner;
He could still walk steadily
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