To render relaxed or quiet to peaceful to however to appease
- make regular
- To render peaceful or peaceful; to soothe; to still; to appease.
- maintain from motion, or end the progress of, because of the stilling associated with the wind; because, the fleet had been becalmed.
1550s, from be- + relax. Relevant: Becalmed; becalming.
(v. t.) To make relaxed or peaceful; to relax; to nonetheless; to appease.
- (v. t.) To help keep from motion, or stop the development of, because of the stilling associated with the wind; because, the fleet had been becalmed.
He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, of which college (after taking a first class in mathematics in 1840 and gaining the university mathematical scholarship in 1842) he becalm fellow in 1844 and tutor and mathematical lecturer in 1845.