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Silence meaning

silence - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness.
  2. 2. Forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness.
  3. 3. Secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence.
  4. 4. The cessation of rage, agitation, or tumilt; calmness; quiest; as, the elements were reduced to silence.
  5. 5. Absence of mention; oblivion.
  6. 6. To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush.
  7. 7. To put to rest; to quiet.
  8. 8. To restrain from the exercise of any function, privilege of instruction, or the like, especially from the act of preaching; as, to silence a minister of the gospel.
  9. 9. To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy.
  10. 10. Be silent; - used elliptically for let there be silence, or keep silence.
  11. 11. Stillness; quiet; absence of sound or speech.
  12. 12. To make silent.

silence - examples of usage

  1. There had been silence in the place. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Now I agree with you that if we pass this letter in silence, it will leave him with some hope. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. I said, after a long silence. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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