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Definitions of silence

  1. To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To put to rest; to quiet. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To cause to be still; to quiet; to take permission to speak away from; cause to cease firing, as hostile guns. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To make silent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To render silent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To restrain from noise or speaking; to still; to quiet; to cause to cease firing; to stop; to restrain from preaching; to put an end to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To restrain from noise or speaking; to still; to appease; to stop; to put an end to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The cessation of rage, agitation, or tumilt; calmness; quiest; as, the elements were reduced to silence. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Absence of mention; oblivion. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The state of being still or mute; absence of sound or noise; stillness; forbearance from, or absence of, mention. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. State of being silent: absence of sound or speech: muteness: cessation of agitation: calmness: oblivion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Stillness; quiet; absence of sound or speech. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. The state of being silent; a keeping still and mute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Stillness or the entire absence of sound; forbearance of speech or noise; habitual taciturnity; secrecy; quiet; absence of mention; oblivion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Entire absence of sound or noise; temporary cessation of speech in man; stillness; quiet. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Be silent; - used elliptically for let there be silence, or keep silence. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Be silent!. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Let there be no speech or noise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for silence

  1. Then silence fell again upon the moor. – A Little Wizard by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. And Nobili heard this in silence – The Italians by Frances Elliot
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