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I thought marriage was something very quiet and very regular and very bourgeois.
Carla Bruni

Meaning of "quiet" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUIET

From Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere to rest, from quiēs repose, rest.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF QUIET

quiet  [ˈkwaɪət] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUIET

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quiet is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb quiet in English.

WHAT DOES QUIET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of quiet in the English dictionary

The first definition of quiet in the dictionary is characterized by an absence or near absence of noise. Other definition of quiet is characterized by an absence of turbulent motion or disturbance; peaceful, calm, or tranquil. Quiet is also free from activities, distractions, worries, etc; untroubled.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO QUIET

PRESENT

Present
I quiet
you quiet
he/she/it quiets
we quiet
you quiet
they quiet
Present continuous
I am quieting
you are quieting
he/she/it is quieting
we are quieting
you are quieting
they are quieting
Present perfect
I have quieted
you have quieted
he/she/it has quieted
we have quieted
you have quieted
they have quieted
Present perfect continuous
I have been quieting
you have been quieting
he/she/it has been quieting
we have been quieting
you have been quieting
they have been quieting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I quieted
you quieted
he/she/it quieted
we quieted
you quieted
they quieted
Past continuous
I was quieting
you were quieting
he/she/it was quieting
we were quieting
you were quieting
they were quieting
Past perfect
I had quieted
you had quieted
he/she/it had quieted
we had quieted
you had quieted
they had quieted
Past perfect continuous
I had been quieting
you had been quieting
he/she/it had been quieting
we had been quieting
you had been quieting
they had been quieting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will quiet
you will quiet
he/she/it will quiet
we will quiet
you will quiet
they will quiet
Future continuous
I will be quieting
you will be quieting
he/she/it will be quieting
we will be quieting
you will be quieting
they will be quieting
Future perfect
I will have quieted
you will have quieted
he/she/it will have quieted
we will have quieted
you will have quieted
they will have quieted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been quieting
you will have been quieting
he/she/it will have been quieting
we will have been quieting
you will have been quieting
they will have been quieting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would quiet
you would quiet
he/she/it would quiet
we would quiet
you would quiet
they would quiet
Conditional continuous
I would be quieting
you would be quieting
he/she/it would be quieting
we would be quieting
you would be quieting
they would be quieting
Conditional perfect
I would have quiet
you would have quiet
he/she/it would have quiet
we would have quiet
you would have quiet
they would have quiet
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been quieting
you would have been quieting
he/she/it would have been quieting
we would have been quieting
you would have been quieting
they would have been quieting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you quiet
we let´s quiet
you quiet
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to quiet
Past participle
quieted
Present Participle
quieting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUIET


antiriot
ˌæntɪˈraɪət
ariot
əˈraɪət
Byatt
ˈbaɪət
diet
ˈdaɪət
disquiet
dɪsˈkwaɪət
fiat
ˈfaɪət
hypnodiet
ˈhɪpnəʊˌdaɪət
inquiet
ɪnˈkwaɪət
misdiet
ˌmɪsˈdaɪət
piet
ˈpaɪət
postriot
ˌpəʊstˈraɪət
preriot
priːˈraɪət
pyat
ˈpaɪət
pyet
ˈpaɪət
pyot
ˈpaɪət
riot
ˈraɪət
ryot
ˈraɪət
ultraquiet
ˌʌltrəˈkwaɪət
unquiet
ʌnˈkwaɪət
Wyatt
ˈwaɪət

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUIET

quidnunc
quids in
quiesce
quiescence
quiescency
quiescent
quiescent tank
quiescently
Quiet Revolution
quieten
quietener
quietism
quietist
quietistic
quietive
quietly
quietness
quietsome
quietude
quietus

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUIET

anti-Soviet
calorie-controlled diet
crash diet
curiet
dronkverdriet
high-fibre diet
Jolliet
Juliet
meat diet
milk diet
on the quiet
palmiet
pro-Soviet
Ruhrgebiet
Sino-Soviet
slimming diet
soviet
spaviet
starvation diet
Supreme Soviet

Synonyms and antonyms of quiet in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «QUIET»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «quiet» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of quiet

Translation of «quiet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUIET

Find out the translation of quiet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quiet from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quiet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

安静的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

silencioso
570 millions of speakers

English

quiet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शांत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هَادِئ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тихий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

silencioso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শান্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

silencieux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

senyap
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ruhig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

静かな
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

조용한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sepi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

yên lặng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அமைதியான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शांत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sessiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

silenzioso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cichy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тихий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tăcut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ήσυχος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stil
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tyst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stille
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quiet

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIET»

The term «quiet» is very widely used and occupies the 5.136 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIET» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «quiet» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «quiet» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quiet

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «QUIET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quiet.
1
Richard Dean Anderson
I've had a quiet fascination with New Zealand for most of my life.
2
Dido Armstrong
Looking back, I think that's why I did music. I'd get home from school and the house would be so quiet.
3
Belle Boyd
I do not set myself up as an advocate of the woman's right doctrine, but would rather appear in the character of a quiet lady expressing her sentiments, not so much to the public as to her immediate friends.
4
Carla Bruni
I thought marriage was something very quiet and very regular and very bourgeois.
5
Edward Coke
Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.
6
Jean-Francois Cope
I know I'm breaking a taboo by using the term antiwhite racism, but I do so intentionally, because it's the reality some of our fellow citizens live with, and remaining quiet about it only aggravates their trauma.
7
Richard Coyle
I was always the kid at the side of the playground, looking at the other kids. I didn't know how to get into the group. I was quiet and bookish, a bit of a geek. I was into orienteering when my friends were out clubbing.
8
Larry David
I like to be quiet, and let people find me rather than having to shout at them.
9
Samuel R. Delany
I want to read about a character doing something fairly quiet where I can picture who the character is, and what their attitude towards the world is - which I'm a lot more interested in than what they do under the pressure of a gunfight.
10
Charles Dickens
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUIET»

Discover the use of quiet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quiet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop ...
The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts.
Susan Cain, 2012
2
Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop ...
In Quiet, the international bestseller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts.
Susan Cain, 2012
3
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop ...
A former Wall Street attorney, business coach and creator of ThePowerofIntroverts.com demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in today's culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal ...
Susan Cain, 2012
4
The Quiet Book
In this irresistibly charming picture book, many different quiet moments are captured, from the anticipation-heavy “Top of the roller coaster quiet” to the shocked-into-silence “First look at your new hairstyle quiet.” The ...
Deborah Underwood, 2010
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Lucy's Quiet Book
When the children's librarian gives Lucy a book that helps her quiet her noisy brothers, Lucy learns the power of a story. Includes activities and tips for helping a child become a better reader.
Angela Shelf Medearis, 2004
6
Quiet Your Mind: How to Quieten Upsetting Thoughts and ...
By mastering the simple mind-management practices in this guide, you will discover how to keep your mind focused with increased calm, clarity and control.
John Selby, 2011
7
Not So Quiet: Stepdaughters of War
Describes the experiences of English women working as ambulence drivers in France during the First World War
Helen Zenna Smith, 1989
8
Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep: Solutions to Insomnia for ...
In Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep, two psychologists specializing in sleep and mood disorders show readers with insomnia and often comorbid disorders such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain proven methods from cognitive behavioral ...
Colleen Carney, Rachel Manber, 2009
9
Prelude to Quebec's Quiet Revolution: Liberalism vs ...
Two competing movements emerged in the 1940s to challenge the traditional ideology.
Michael D. Behiels, 1985
10
Catholic Origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, 1931-1970
Michael Gauvreau argues that organizations such as Catholic youth movements played a central role in formulating the Catholic ideology underlying the Quiet Revolution and that ordinary Quebecers experienced the Quiet Revolution primarily ...
Michael Gauvreau, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUIET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quiet is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Stocks slip in a quiet day of trading on Wall Street ahead of the …
NEW YORK – Stocks are closing moderately lower in a relatively quiet day ahead of a holiday weekend. Trading volume was relatively light Friday ahead of the ... «Fox Business, May 15»
2
Metal Gear Solid V's Quiet doll has squeezable breasts
The action figure for MGS V's already controversial Quiet may have the most embarrassing special feature of all-time: squishy boobs. If you thought the idea of a ... «Metro, May 15»
3
Canadian UFC fighter lives up to 'Quiet Storm' nickname
"He just walked by me and said 'You're the Quiet Storm,"' she recalled with a giggle. "I understand what he was talking about. You're quiet and then you go in ... «CTV News, Apr 15»
4
'Game of Thrones' star Harington: a quiet force as Jon Snow
Quiet” and “still” aren't words you might associate with “Game of Thrones.” HBO's epic fantasy, set in the make-believe continent of Westeros, typically swirls ... «The Elkhart Truth, Apr 15»
5
Family attacked after asking teens to quiet down at movie theater
Santamaria-Williams said she told the girls to be quiet, and also spoke to the management after the show. When her family left they were met by the three girls, ... «FOX43.com, Apr 15»
6
Peter Moores: England's World Cup players are not too soft but …
“They're quiet. They're not soft at all, they're quiet – there's a big difference. Steely quiet is different to being soft. Those who haven't played internationals much ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
7
After tumultuous year, Obama hopes for quiet Hawaii vacation
KAILUA, Hawaii -- A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet. «CBS News, Dec 14»
8
Eerie quiet at NW fault where 'big one' may shake
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Any parent of a rambunctious youngster can tell you trouble might be afoot when things go quiet in the playroom. Two independent ... «KOMO News, Dec 14»
9
Grand Canyon 'quiet' air tour flights expected to increase
Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to make aircraft quieter ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nov 14»
10
Woman attacked after asking mom to quiet child's tantrum
... asking mom to quiet child's tantrum. A woman says she was attacked outside a Bay Area department store after she asked another woman to quiet her child. «KABC-TV, Nov 14»

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