Definitions of silence

  1. To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush.
  2. To put to rest; to quiet.
  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.
  4. To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy.
  5. To cause to be still; to quiet; to take permission to speak away from; cause to cease firing, as hostile guns.
  6. To make silent.
  7. To render silent.
  8. 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.
  9. To restrain from noise or speaking; to still; to appease; to stop; to put an end to.
  10. the state of being silent ( as when no one is speaking); " there was a shocked silence"; " he gestured for silence"
  11. The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness.
  12. Forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness.
  13. Secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence.
  14. The cessation of rage, agitation, or tumilt; calmness; quiest; as, the elements were reduced to silence.
  15. Absence of mention; oblivion.
  16. The state of being still or mute; absence of sound or noise; stillness; forbearance from, or absence of, mention.
  17. State of being silent: absence of sound or speech: muteness: cessation of agitation: calmness: oblivion.
  18. Stillness; quiet; absence of sound or speech.
  19. The state of being silent; a keeping still and mute.
  20. Stillness or the entire absence of sound; forbearance of speech or noise; habitual taciturnity; secrecy; quiet; absence of mention; oblivion.
  21. Entire absence of sound or noise; temporary cessation of speech in man; stillness; quiet.
  22. Be silent; - used elliptically for let there be silence, or keep silence.
  23. Be silent!.
  24. Let there be no speech or noise.
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