What does becalm mean?

becalm meaning in General Dictionary

To render relaxed or quiet to peaceful to however to appease

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  • 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.

becalm meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1550s, from be- + relax. Relevant: Becalmed; becalming.


becalm meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To make relaxed or peaceful; to relax; to nonetheless; to appease.

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  • (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.

Sentence Examples with the word becalm

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.

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