Associations to the word «Silence»

Pictures for the word «Silence»


SILENCE, noun. The lack of any sound.
SILENCE, noun. The act of refraining from speaking.
SILENCE, noun. Form of meditative worship practiced by the Society of Friends (Quakers); meeting for worship.
SILENCE, verb. (transitive) To make (someone or something) silent.
SILENCE, verb. (transitive) To suppress criticism, etc.
SILENCE, verb. (molecular biology) To block gene expression.
SILENCE, interjection. A common imperative instructing the addressed to remain silent.
SILENCE CAMP, noun. (historical) Any of the NKVD special camps in Germany 1945–49.
SILENCE CAMPS, noun. Plural of silence camp

Dictionary definition

SILENCE, noun. The state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence".
SILENCE, noun. The absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet".
SILENCE, noun. A refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising".
SILENCE, noun. The trait of keeping things secret.
SILENCE, verb. Cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!".
SILENCE, verb. Keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca