becalm

  • 1 Becalm — Be*calm , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Becalmed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Becalming}.] 1. To render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease. [1913 Webster] Soft whispering airs . . . becalm the mind. Philips. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep from motion, or… …

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  • 2 becalm — index pacify, soothe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 becalm — (v.) 1550s, from BE (Cf. be ) + CALM (Cf. calm). Related: Becalmed; becalming …

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  • 4 becalm — ► VERB (be becalmed) ▪ (of a sailing ship) be unable to move through lack of wind …

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  • 5 becalm — [bē käm′, bikäm′] vt. 1. to make quiet or still; calm 2. to make (a sailing vessel) motionless from lack of wind: usually in passive voice …

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  • 6 becalm — transitive verb Date: 1582 1. a. to keep motionless by lack of wind b. to stop the progress of 2. to make calm ; soothe …

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  • 7 becalm — /bi kahm /, v.t. 1. to deprive (a sailing vessel) of the wind necessary to move it; subject to a calm: The schooner was becalmed in the horse latitudes for two weeks. 2. Archaic. to calm; pacify. [1550 60; BE + CALM] * * * …

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  • 8 becalm — verb To cut off the wind from a ship either by the proximity of land or by another vessel. A ship that is motionless due to the absence of wind is becalmed …

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  • 9 becalm — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. soothe, calm, pacify; see quiet 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make or become calm: allay, balm, calm (down), lull, quiet, settle, still, tranquilize. See CALM …

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  • 10 becalm — be·calm || bɪ kɑːm v. calm, soothe; keep wind from sails …

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  • 11 becalm — verb leave (a sailing ship) unable to move through lack of wind …

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  • 12 becalm — v. a. 1. Quiet, soothe, still, calm, tranquillize, pacify, appease, make calm, make tranquil. 2. Detain by a calm (as a ship), affect, overtake, or surround by a calm …

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  • 13 becalm — v (all of sailing vessels) stop, halt, stall, bring to a standstill; take the wind out of one s sails. because, conj. 1. since, as, whereas, inasmuch as, forasmuch as; due to the fact that, in view of the fact that, seeing that. adv 2. on account …

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  • 14 becalm — be·calm …

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  • 15 becalm — be•calm [[t]bɪˈkɑm[/t]] v. t. 1) naut. navig. to deprive (a sailing vessel) of the wind necessary to move it 2) to calm • Etymology: 1550–60 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 becalm — /biˈkam/ (say bee kahm), /bəˈkam/ (say buh kahm) verb (t) 1. (usually in past participle) to halt (a ship, etc.) through lack of wind. 2. to calm. {be + calm} …

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  • 17 becalm — v.tr. (usu. in passive) deprive (a ship) of wind …

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  • 18 Becalmed — Becalm Be*calm , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Becalmed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Becalming}.] 1. To render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease. [1913 Webster] Soft whispering airs . . . becalm the mind. Philips. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep from… …

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  • 19 Becalming — Becalm Be*calm , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Becalmed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Becalming}.] 1. To render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease. [1913 Webster] Soft whispering airs . . . becalm the mind. Philips. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep from… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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