- adj. 平静的；冷静的
- v. (使)平静；(使)镇静
- n. 镇定；平静；平稳
- (水面)平静的,(天气)无风的 (of water) not rough, smooth; (of weather) not windy
- 镇定的,沉着的; 宁静的,心平气和的 free from excitement, nervous activity, or strong feeling; quiet and untroubled
- [S][U]安静; 宁静; 镇静,不紧张 peace and quiet; absence of excitement of nervous activity
- [S][U](天气)无风,无浪(状态) an absence of wind or rough weather
- vt. & vi. (使)平静; (使)镇定 make or become calm
steadiness of mind under stress;
"he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
not agitated; without losing self-possession;
"spoke in a calm voice"
"remained calm throughout the uproar"
"he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"
"a serene expression on her face"
"she became more tranquil"
"tranquil life in the country"
(of weather) free from storm or wind;
make calm or still;
"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
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."
cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to;
"The patient must be sedated before the operation"
- The calm sea gave no hint of the storm that was coming.
- She always remains cool, calm and collected in a crisis.
- You should keep calm even in face of danger.
- Moved by what she said, he could hardly calm down.
- Before the performance everybody held a deep breath to calm down themselves.
- The prime minister made a low-key speech, hoping to calm the situation.
- In mental institutions, doctors often let the patients listen to soft music to calm their emotions.
- Under his apparent calm lay real anxiety.
- The sea had continued calm until a hurricane rose.
- The hall was very quiet, but it was the calm before the storm.
- Instantly the baby girl responds.The pulse rate becomes calm and steady.
- You can be called into action with the knowledge that can bring calm to a changing planet.
- He is a calm man.
- Although she was frightened, she answered with a calm voice.
- The calm water in the lake invited us to swim.
- It was calm after the storm.
- The older man was calm, but the younger man was angry.
- He was comparatively calm and concentrated in judging how to defeat his opponent.
- Although the enemy was only five miles away, the city was perfectly calm.
- The situation was still comparatively calm there, he reported.
- He remained calm before danger, his face not turning pale, his heart not bounding.
- In spite of the danger they remained calm.
- Don't excite yourself! Keep calm!
- You must keep calm in an emergency.
- He is calm enough to pervert the truth.
- Her calm at the reception of the bad news surprised us.
- Politicians at all levels appealed for calm.
- The household settled into its usual calm.
- A day of calm intervened between the hectic weeks.
- The motorbikes invaded the calm of the summer afternoon.
- Calm has returned to the garden.
- Calm descended once again on the village as the last coach left.
- After a storm comes a calm.
- I felt an uneasy calm in the village.
- It was a dead calm that preceded the storm.
- Presently he calmed a little.
- Now calm yourself, please.
- To calm himself, he walked over to the window.
- His anger rose at the sight of the villain, but he calmed himself.
- Shelley was unable to calm her.
- Mother soon calmed the baby.
- The nurses tried their best to calm the anxious patient.
- She calmed the baby by giving him some milk.
- The nurse was busy calming the frightened child.
- I lit a cigarette to calm my nerves.
- This announcement will calm their fears.
- calm down (v.+adv.)
(使)平静下来 (cause to) become calm; (cause to) become relaxed and quiet
〔说明〕 calm down通常不用于进行体。
The roaring sea gradually calmed down.
The sea calmed down as soon as the wind fell.
The sea gradually calmed down as we steamed out.
Calm down! There's nothing to worry about .
The crying child soon calmed down.
We expect she'll calm down in a few minutes, when she gets over the shock.
The mayor lost control of himself for a moment, but he soon calmed down.
If you don't calm down, you're going to have a heart attack.
The situation then calmed down temporarily.
那时的形势得以暂时地平静。calm sb ⇔ down
Nothing would help her when she became angry and trying to calm her down just added fuel to the flames.
Try to calm the children down, they're too excited.
I tried to calm him down after the bad news.
We tried to calm down the angry man.
Calm yourself down. There is nothing to worry about.
- a dead calm 死一般的寂静
- a external calm 表面上的平静
- a forced calm 强作的镇静
- a frosty calm 冷淡地
- an uneasy calm 令人不安的平静
- evening calm 晚间的宁静
- calm before the storm 暴风雨到来前的平静
- apparently calm 似乎平静
- comparatively calm 相对平静
- falsely calm 假装镇静
- incomparably calm 无比地平静
- mentally calm 心理上地平静
- ominously calm 不祥地平静
- passionlessly calm 无激情地平静
- perceptibly calm 察觉到地平静
- permanently calm 长时间地平静
- philosophically calm 达观地平静
- professionally calm 职业性地平静
- soberly calm 审慎地平静
- spiritually calm 精神上平静
- suddenly calm 突然平静
- superficially calm 表面上平静
- unexpectedly calm 出乎意外地平静
- universally calm 普遍平静
Let's stop yelling at each other...Let's calm down.出自： L. Uris
- calm常与be, become, feel, get, keep, grow, remain等系动词连用,可用quite, perfectly, comparatively等副词修饰,在句中可用作定语或表语。
- calm的基本意思是“(使)平静下来”。用于修饰空间、天气、海洋等时,指有风有浪到无风无浪平静状态的过程; 用于修饰人时,指人的头脑由激动状态(悲伤、情绪不稳或烦恼)到冷静、镇静的过程。用于后者时含有靠其判断力、意志或信仰而由紊乱状态恢复到内心的完全“安静”“安宁”“无骚动”状态。
- calm, peaceful, quiet, silent, still
- 1.在修饰环境时各词所指的状态为:calm指风平浪静; peaceful指没有战争或骚乱; quiet指没有吵闹干扰; still指完全没有声音。例如:
- The sea was calm yesterday.昨天海水是平静的。
- Countries should settle their disputes by peaceful means.各国应通过和平手段解决他们的争端。
- Differences among them could have been reconciled by them through peaceful consultations.他们中间的分歧本来可以由他们和平协商调解。
- He had a bad headache and needed being quiet.他头疼得厉害,需要安静。
- Everything was deadly still.万籁俱寂。
- 2.在修饰人时:calm指人心平气和,毫不激动; peaceful表示“安详的”“温和的”; quiet指性情温和、安静等,有时也指人的闲散或不活动; still指“一动不动”; silent侧重“沉默”“不说话”,但不一定不动。例如:
- The teacher is peaceful when the student appeared.当这个学生出现时,这个老师很温和。
- We should keep quiet in the hospital.在医院里我们应该保持安静。
- His hands were never still.他的双手一刻也不停。
- We've been silent for too long. It's time to speak out.我们沉默得太久了,现在是大胆地发表意见的时候了。
- She sat silent in her own room.她在自己的房间里一动不动地坐着。
- calm, compose
- compose着重指“动作”,即控制自己的思想情绪或感情,使其“平静”; 而calm着重指“状态”,即镇定而显不出迷惑或兴奋。
- calm, quieten, settle
- A vacation will settle your nerves.休假可镇定你的神经。
- A word from his father was enough to settle him.他父亲的一句话就足以使他安静下来。
- The music will settle my disordered brain.音乐会使我纷乱的心情得到安定。
- Have a brandy. It will settle your nerves.喝点白兰地吧,它会使你镇定下来。
- Her soft words settled his agitated mind.她的温柔的话语使他焦虑的思绪平静下来。
- I'll read a bit before supper to settle my mind.我在晚餐之前读读书使心情平静。
- The children were shouting, but they soon quietened down.孩子们大叫大嚷着,但一会儿就安静了下来。
误 He promised to take me boating on a calmed day.
正 He promised to take me boating on a calm day.她给那个镇定的男孩一点牛奶。
误 She gave the calm boy some milk.
正 She gave the calmed boy some milk.
析 calm修饰天气、海洋、水等时作“平静的”“无风的”解,可直接用于名词前作定语; calm的过去分词calmed用作定语时主要修饰“人”,表示“镇定的”“镇静的”。
- ☆ 14世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的calme；最初源自后期拉丁语的cauma，意为中午的太阳（在意大利，正午是万物休息之时）。