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Calm vs. Steady

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Calmadjective

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

Steadyadjective

Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.

‘Hold the ladder steady while I go up.’;

Calmadjective

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

Steadyadjective

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’;

Calmadjective

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

Steadyadjective

Smooth and not bumpy or with obstructions.

‘a steady ride’;

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Calmadjective

Without wind or storm.

Steadyadjective

Regular and even.

‘the steady course of the Sun;’; ‘a steady breeze of wind’;

Calmnoun

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

Steadyadjective

Slow.

Calmnoun

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

Steadyverb

To stabilize something; to prevent from shaking.

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Calmnoun

A period of time without wind.

Steadynoun

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

Calmverb

(transitive) To make calm.

‘to calm a crying baby’; ‘to calm the passions’;

Steadynoun

(informal) A regular boyfriend or girlfriend.

Calmverb

(intransitive) To become calm.

Steadynoun

(informal) A prostitute's regular customer.

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Calmnoun

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.’;

Steadyadverb

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.’;

Calmverb

To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.

‘To calm the tempest raised by Eolus.’;

Steadyadjective

Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.

‘Their feet steady, their hands diligent, their eyes watchful, and their hearts resolute.’;

Calmverb

To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions.

‘Passions which seem somewhat calmed.’;

Steadyadjective

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.

Calmadjective

Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed.

‘Now all is calm, and fresh, and still.’;

Steadyadjective

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

Calmadjective

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.’;

Steadyverb

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.

Calmnoun

steadiness of mind under stress;

‘he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity’;

Steadyverb

To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.

‘Without a breeze, without a tide,She steadies with upright keel.’;

Calmverb

make calm or still;

‘quiet the dragons of worry and fear’;

Steadynoun

a person loved by another person

Calmverb

make steady;

‘steady yourself’;

Steadyverb

make steady;

‘steady yourself’;

Calmverb

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.’;

Steadyverb

support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace;

‘brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel’;

Calmverb

cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to;

‘The patient must be sedated before the operation’;

Steadyadjective

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’;

Calmadjective

not agitated; without losing self-possession;

‘spoke in a calm voice’; ‘remained calm throughout the uproar’;

Steadyadjective

persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature;

‘maintained a constant temperature’; ‘a constant beat’; ‘principles of unvarying validity’; ‘a steady breeze’;

Calmadjective

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’;

Steadyadjective

not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall;

‘stocks are still firm’;

Calmadjective

(of weather) free from storm or wind;

‘calm seas’;

Steadyadjective

securely in position; not shaky;

‘held the ladder steady’;

Calmadjective

marked by freedom from agitation or excitement;

‘the rioters gradually became calm and slowly dispersed’;

Steadyadjective

marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable;

‘firm convictions’; ‘a firm mouth’; ‘steadfast resolve’; ‘a man of unbendable perseverence’; ‘unwavering loyalty’;

Calmadjective

not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other strong emotions

‘she had to keep calm at all costs’; ‘his voice was calm’;

Steadyadjective

relating to a person who does something regularly;

‘a regular customer’; ‘a steady drinker’;

Calmadjective

(of a place) peaceful after violent activity

‘the city was reported to be calm, but army patrols remained’;

Steadyadjective

not easily excited or upset;

‘steady nerves’;

Calmadjective

(of the weather) pleasantly free from wind

‘the night was clear and calm’;

Steadyadverb

in a steady manner;

‘he could still walk steadily’;

Calmadjective

(of the sea) not disturbed by large waves

‘a dead calm sea’;

Calmnoun

the absence of strong emotions; calm feelings

‘his usual calm deserted him’;

Calmnoun

the absence of violent activity in a place

‘the elections proceeded in an atmosphere of relative calm’; ‘an edgy calm reigned in the capital’;

Calmnoun

the absence of wind

‘in the centre of the storm calm prevailed’;

Calmnoun

still air represented by force 0 on the Beaufort scale (less than 1 knot or 1 km/h).

Calmnoun

an area of the sea without wind

‘flat calms’;

Calmverb

make (someone) tranquil and quiet; soothe

‘I took him inside and tried to calm him down’;

Calmverb

(of a person) become tranquil and quiet

‘gradually I calmed down and lost my anxiety’;

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