Dictionary Results for silence


1. silence - noun

· the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence"

Hypernym(s): condition, status




2. silence - noun

· the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"

Synonym(s): quiet

Hypernym(s): sound_property

Antonym(s): sound




3. silence - noun

· a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising"

Synonym(s): muteness

Hypernym(s): uncommunicativeness




4. silence - noun

· the trait of keeping things secret

Synonym(s): secrecy, secretiveness

Hypernym(s): uncommunicativeness




5. silence - verb

· cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"

Synonym(s): hush, quieten, still, shut_up, hush_up

Hypernym(s): suppress, stamp_down, subdue, conquer




6. silence - verb

· keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"

Hypernym(s): suppress, stamp_down, subdue, conquer





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