KJV Dictionary Definition: quiet


QUI'ET, a. L. quietus.

1. Still; being in a state of rest; now moving. Judges 16.

2. Still; free from alarm or disturbance; unmolested; as a quiet life.

In his days the land was quiet ten years. 2Chron. 14.

3. Peaceable; not turbulent; not giving offense; not exciting controversy, disorder or trouble; mild; meek; contented.

The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. 1Peter 3.

1Thess. 4.

4. Calm; not agitated by wind; as a quiet sea or atmosphere.

5. Smooth; unruffled.

6. Undisturbed; unmolested; as the quiet possession or enjoyment of an estate.

7. Not crying; not restless; as a quiet child.

QUI'ET, n. L. quies.

1. Rest; repose; stillness; the state of a thing not in motion.

2. Tranquility; freedom from disturbance or alarm; civil or political repose. Our country enjoys quiet.

3. Peace; security. Judges 18.

QUI'ET, v.t.

1. To stop motion; to still; to reduce to a state of rest; as, to quiet corporeal motion.

2. To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to tranquilize; as, to quiet the soul when agitated; to quiet the passions; to quiet the clamors of a nation; to quiet the disorders of a city or town.

3. To allay; to suppress; as, to quiet pain or grief.


QUI'ETED, pp. Made still; calmed; pacified.


QUI'ETING, ppr. Reducing to rest or stillness; appeasing; tranquilizing.



1. A state of rest; stillness.

2. Calm; tranquility; as the quietness of the ocean or atmosphere.

3. Freedom from agitation or emotion; calmness; coolness; as the quietness of the mind.

4. Freedom from disturbance, disorder or commotion; peace; tranquility; as the quietness of a city or state.