Becalmed
Becalm Be*calm", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Becalmed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Becalming}.] 1. To render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease. [1913 Webster]

Soft whispering airs . . . becalm the mind. --Philips. [1913 Webster]

2. To keep from motion, or stop the progress of, by the stilling of the wind; as, the fleet was becalmed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • becalmed — [[t]bɪkɑ͟ːmd[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu v link ADJ If a sailing ship is becalmed, it is unable to move because there is no wind. We found ourselves becalmed off Dungeness for several hours. Syn: stranded 2) ADJ If something such as the economy, a company,… …   English dictionary

  • becalmed — be|calmed [bıˈka:md US ˈka:md, ˈka:lmd] adj formal 1.) a sailing boat that is becalmed cannot move because there is no wind 2.) if something such as a company, the economy, or a discussion about something is becalmed, no progress is being made ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • becalmed — nonmoving onmoving adj. Not moving. Opposite of {moving}. [Narrower terms: {at rest, inactive, motionless, static, still}; {becalmed ; {dead(prenominal), stagnant, standing(prenominal), still}; {frozen(predicate), rooted(predicate), stock still ; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • becalmed — be|calmed [ bı kamd ] adjective if a sailing boat is becalmed, it cannot move because there is no wind …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • becalmed — adjective literary a ship or boat that is becalmed cannot move because there is no wind …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • becalmed — adjective the boats remained becalmed Syn: motionless, still, at a standstill, at a halt, unmoving, stuck …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • becalmed — UK [bɪˈkɑːmd] / US [bɪˈkɑmd] adjective if a sailing boat is becalmed, it cannot move because there is no wind …   English dictionary

  • becalmed — adjective (of a sailing ship) unable to move due to lack of wind ...when we got aſterne we grew becalmd, land lockt in a fort, and were ſported all the way …   Wiktionary

  • becalmed — adj. not moving, unable to move because of a lack of wind (of a ship) be·calm || bɪ kɑːm v. calm, soothe; keep wind from sails …   English contemporary dictionary

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