Definition for Silence

silence, n. [OFr < L.]

  1. Stillness; complete quietness; entire absence of sound.
  2. Death; state beyond this life.
  3. Reverence; solemn atmosphere.
  4. Negligence; refusal to reply; [fig.] invisible God; previously mute Deity.
  5. Hush; end of communication; imperative to be quiet.
  6. Peace; muteness; forbearance of speech; refraining from unnecessary noise.
  7. Seclusion; asceticism; wordless contemplation; verbal abstinence.
  8. Stealth; lack of communication.

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