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Definition of Silence

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make silent, make still, hush; quiet, put to rest; suppress; stop enemy gunfire by staging a more powerful attack
quiet!, shh!
quiet, absence of sound, stillness; state of remaining quiet and still; reticence, uncommunicativeness
Silence Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
silentium
confuto
Silence Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To put to rest; to quiet.
  
(v. t.)
To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush.
  
(v. t.)
To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy.
  
(n.)
The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness.
  
(n.)
The cessation of rage, agitation, or tumilt; calmness; quiest; as, the elements were reduced to silence.
  
(n.)
Secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence.
  
(n.)
Forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness.
  
(n.)
Absence of mention; oblivion.
  
(interj.)
Be silent; -- used elliptically for let there be silence, or keep silence.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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silence
\si"lence\ (?), n. [f., fr. l. silentium. see silent.]
1. the state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness. i saw and heared; for such a numerous host fled not in silence through the frighted deep.
2. forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness.
3. secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence. the administration itself keeps a profound silence. webster.
4. the cessation of rage, agitation, or tumilt; calmness; quiest; as, the elements were reduced to silence.
5. absence of mention; oblivion. and what most merits fame, in silence hid.
silence
\si"lence\, interj. be silent; -- used elliptically for let there be silence, or keep silence.
silence
\si"lence\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. silenced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. silencing (?).] 1. to compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush. silence that dreadful bell; it frights the isle.
2. to put to rest; to quiet. this would silence all further opposition. these would have silenced their scruples.
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. the rev. thomas hooker of chelmsford, in essex, was silenced for nonconformity. trumbull.
4. to cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy.
silence
n
1. the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence": "he gestured for silence"
2. the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet" [syn: quiet]
[ant: sound]

3. a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising" [syn: muteness]


4. the trait of keeping things secret [syn: secrecy, secretiveness]
v 1: cause to be quiet or not talk; "please silence the children in the church!" [syn: hush, quieten, still, shut up , hush up]
[ant: louden] 2: keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "all dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"




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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dadostegu = v. to break silence
Dystewi = v. to silence
Goategwr = n. the crier of a court, who commands silence; a silencer
Gosteg = n. silence, attention; a publishing; an address, an invocation; a prelude.
Gostegion priodas = bans of matrimony
Gostegu = v. to silence, to still
Taw = n. rest, quiet, silence, a. still, quiet, silent, conj. that
Ust = n. silence, a hush
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence"
(hypernym) condition, status
(derivation) hush, quieten, still, shut up, hush up
2. the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
(synonym) quiet
(antonym) sound
(hypernym) sound property
(hyponym) hush, stillness, still
(derivation) hush, quieten, still, shut up, hush up
3. a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising"
(synonym) muteness
(hypernym) uncommunicativeness
(derivation) hush, quieten, still, shut up, hush up
4. the trait of keeping things secret
(synonym) secrecy, secretiveness
(hypernym) uncommunicativeness
(hyponym) mum

Verb
1. cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
(synonym) hush, quieten, still, shut up, hush up
(hypernym) suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb
(hyponym) shush
(cause) hush
(verb-group) quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down
(derivation) muteness
2. keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
(hypernym) suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb
(derivation) secrecy, secretiveness
Silence Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
GemStone III Glossary
n. A spell on the Major Spiritual spell circle. Details are as follows.
Spell #: 210
Spell code: silence
Effect: A spell which makes the target unable to speak. A potent spell, considering it is necessary to speak to invoke magic. Subject to a spirit warding roll.
Duration: 5 seconds/level
Cumulative Duration? No.
Self-Cast Only? No.
Silence Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Silence is the lack of audible sound or presence of sounds of very low intensity. By analogy, the word silence can also refer to any absence of communication, including in media other than speech. Silence is also used as total communication, in reference to nonverbal communication and spiritual connection. Silence also refers to no sounds uttered by anybody in a room or area. Silence is an important factor in many cultural spectacles, as in rituals.

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Silence Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
The state of a person who does not speak, or of one who refrains from speaking.

Pure and simple silence cannot be considered as a consent to a contract, except in cases when the silent person is bound in good faith to explain himself, in which case, silence gives consent. But no assent will be inferred from a man's silence, unless, 1st. He knows his rights and knows what he is doing and, 2d. His silence is voluntary.

When any person is accused of a crime, or charged with any fact, and he does not deny it, in general, the presumption is very strong that the charge is correct.

The rule does not extend to the silence of a prisoner, when on his exanination before a magistrate he is charged by another prisoner with having joined him in the commission of an offence.

When an oath is administered to a witness, instead of expressly promising to keep it, he gives his assent by his silence, and kissing the book.

The person to be affected by the silence must be one not disqualified to act as non compos, an infant, or the like, for even the express promise of such a person would not bind him to the performance of any contract.

The rule of the civil law is that silence is not an acknowledgment or denial in every case, qui tacet, non utique fatetur: sed tamen verum est, eum non negaro.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Silence Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
v. tammoH
Silence Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
silence; resemblance
  
silence; their hasting
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Rakefet
Silence Like darkness and space, used in attempts to express the ineffable. To our minds they often seem negative qualities, yet if we ordinarily call silence the absence of sound, it is also possible to call sound the absence of silence. A maxim bids us learn the fullness of the seeming void, the voidness of the seeming full; and, applying this, we may name silence as a mighty positive power, not a mere emptiness. Silence is that in which sound becomes manifest; it is the container of sound, the privation of sound. It means the rest of all the senses, both external and internal. To the personal man such silence may seem an unutterable horror, or a ring-pass-not; but it must be faced if he is to win to the sublimities beyond. All these words are used mystically: thus, what is a silence to our ears, and on higher planes a silence to our soul, may in either instance be celestial harmonies which our grosser nature cannot take in.
The early Gnostics mystically said that the gnosis rests upon a square whose corners are silence (sige), depth (bythos), divine mind (nous), and truth (aletheia). In the system of Simon Magus, the one root from which the aeons proceed is called silence; in Valentinus' system, silence and sempiternal depth proceed from the one root, depth. The Marcosians viewed God under four aspects: the ineffable, the silence, the father, the truth.
The Stanzas of Dzyan (2:2) speak of a time when there was neither silence nor sound; for these constitute a duality, and before this all was cosmic oneness.
Silence Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The index finger is held up against the pursed lips.