calm noun

1 peaceful situation/manner/feeling

ADJ. apparent Under his apparent calm lay real anxiety. | inner the pursuit of inner calm | uneasy | forced, studied With a forced calm she said, ‘How do you know?’ | dead She felt not fear, but a kind of dead calm. | deadly, icy ‘I'm calling the police, ’ he stated with deadly calm.

VERB + CALM appeal for, call for The government appealed for calm after the riots broke out.

CALM + VERB descend, settle After the bomb, an uneasy calm settled on the city.

PHRASES a period of calm

2 at sea

ADJ. dead, flat Seals basked on boulders in a flat calm.