Silence
Silence Si"lence, n. [F., fr. L. silentium. See {Silent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness. [1913 Webster]

I saw and heared; for such a numerous host Fled not in silence through the frighted deep. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness. [1913 Webster]

3. Secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence. [1913 Webster]

The administration itself keeps a profound silence. --D. Webster. [1913 Webster]

4. The cessation of rage, agitation, or tumilt; calmness; quiest; as, the elements were reduced to silence. [1913 Webster]

5. Absence of mention; oblivion. [1913 Webster]

And what most merits fame, in silence hid. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • SILENCE — Il semble impossible de parler de ce qui est absence ou abolition de toute parole. Le silence se présente comme le point zéro à partir duquel s’inaugure tout langage, sans qu’on y puisse faire retour. Pour reprendre une terminologie empruntée à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Silence — is a relative or total lack of audible sound you can not hear a thing it is quiet. Silence in Social Interaction: Functions, Meanings, and Interpretations Silence in social interaction is the absence of speech. Silence in this arena can be… …   Wikipedia

  • silence — SILENCE. s. m. Privation, cessation de bruit. Grand silence. profond silence. le silence de la nuit. le silence des bois. faites silence. faites faire silence. troubler le silence. Il se dit proprement de l homme lorsqu il s abstient de parler.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Silence — • All writers on the spiritual life uniformly recommend, nay, command under penalty of total failure, the practice of silence Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Silence     Silence …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] Silence that dreadful bell; it frights the isle. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To put to rest; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • silence — si·lence n 1: the state of keeping or being silent; esp: forbearance from speech or comment 2: failure to make something known esp. in violation of a duty to do so acceptance by silence see also estoppel by silence at estoppel …   Law dictionary

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