Webster 1913 Edition
-entis, p. pr. of
silereto be silent; akin to Goth. ana-silan.]
Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.
silentis this town!
Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.
Ulysses, adds he, was the most eloquent and most
This new-created world, whereof in hell
Fame is not
Fame is not
Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed;
as, the wind is.
Parnell. Sir W. Raleigh.
Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent;
as, e is
That which is silent; a time of silence.
[R.]“The silent of the night.”
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Not speaking; mute. Ps. 22.
2.Habitually taciturn; speaking little; not inclined to much talking; not loquacious. Ulysses, he adds was the most eloquent and most silent of men.
3.Still; having not noise; as the silent watches of the night; the silent groves; all was silent.
4.Not operative; wanting efficacy.
5.Not mentioning; not proclaiming. This new created world, of which in hell Fame is not silent.
6.Calm; as, the winds were silent.
7.Not acting; not transacting business in person; as a silent partner in a commercial house.
8.Hot pronounced; having no sound; as, e is silent in fable.