without rough motion; still or nearly still:
a calm sea.
not windy or stormy:
a calm day.
free from excitement or passion; tranquil:
a calm face; a calm manner.
freedom from motion or disturbance; stillness.
Meteorology. wind speed of less than 1 mile per hour (0.447 m/sec).
freedom from agitation, excitement, or passion; tranquillity; serenity:
She faced the possibility of death with complete calm.
to make calm:
He calmed the excited dog.
to become calm (usually followed by down).
Contemporary Examples

Eastern Ukraine Braces for ‘Full-Scale War’ Jamie Dettmer November 16, 2014
Forget 5-Hour Energy: Tea Is a Better Buzz Gregory Ferenstein July 21, 2014
Obama’s Awkward Indonesia Trip Sahil Mahtani, Kenneth Weisbrode November 6, 2010

Historical Examples

East Lynne Mrs. Henry Wood
United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches Various
Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
The Border Watch Joseph A. Altsheler
In the Valley Harold Frederic
Hilda Wade Grant Allen

almost without motion; still: a calm sea
(meteorol) of force 0 on the Beaufort scale; without wind
not disturbed, agitated, or excited; under control: he stayed calm throughout the confusion
tranquil; serene: a calm voice
an absence of disturbance or rough motion; stillness
absence of wind
(often foll by down) to make or become calm
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