Qui"et, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Quieted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Quieting.] 1. To stop motion in; to still;
to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.
2. To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to
allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to
quiet clamors or disorders; to quiet pain or
Quiet yourselves, I pray, and be at
Qui"et (?), a.
[Compar. Quieter (?);
superl. Quietest.] [L. quietus, p. p.
pf quiescere to rest, keep quiet; akin to quies rest,
and prob. to E. while, n. See While, and cf. Coy,
a., Quiesce, Quietus, Quit,
a., Quite, Requiem.]
1. In a state of rest or calm; without stir,
motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet
They . . . were quiet all the night, saying, In
the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him. Judg.
2. Free from noise or disturbance; hushed;
3. Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful;
placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet
conscience. " So quiet and so sweet a style."
That son, who on the quiet state of man Milton.
Such trouble brought.
4. Not giving offense; not exciting disorder
or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.
The ornament of a meek and quiet
spirit. 1 Pet. iii. 4.
I will sit as quiet as a lamb.
5. Not showy; not such as to attract
attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet
colors; a quiet movement.
Syn. -- Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth;
unmolested; undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek;
Qui"et (?), n. [L. quies, -
etis. See Quiet, a.]
1. The quality or state of being quiet, or in
repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.
2. Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm;
stillness; tranquillity; peace; security.
And join with thee, calm Peace and
At quiet, still; peaceful. -- In
quiet, quietly. " I will depart in quiet."
Shak. -- Out of quiet, disturbed;
restless. [Obs.] "She is much out of quiet."
Qui"et, v. i. To become still,
silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted