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ADJECTIVE (6)

1. marked by absence of sound;
- Example: "a silent house"
- Example: "soundless footsteps on the grass"
- Example: "the night was still"
[syn: silent, soundless, still]

2. failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to;
- Example: "the witness remained silent"
[syn: mum, silent]

3. implied by or inferred from actions or statements;
- Example: "gave silent consent"
- Example: "a tacit agreement"
- Example: "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
[syn: silent, tacit, understood]

4. not made to sound;
- Example: "the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"
- Example: "in French certain letters are often unsounded"
[syn: silent, unsounded]

5. having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility;
- Example: "a silent dog whistle"

6. unable to speak because of hereditary deafness;
[syn: dumb, mute, silent]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Silent \Si"lent\, n. That which is silent; a time of silence. [R.] "The silent of the night." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Silent \Si"lent\, a. [L. silens, -entis, p. pr. of silere to be silent; akin to Goth. ana-silan.] 1. Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet. [1913 Webster] How silent is this town! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative. [1913 Webster] Ulysses, adds he, was the most eloquent and most silent of men. --Broome. [1913 Webster] This new-created world, whereof in hell Fame is not silent. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent. --Parnell. Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 4. (Pron.) Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in "fable." [1913 Webster] 5. Having no effect; not operating; inefficient. [R.] [1913 Webster] Cause . . . silent, virtueless, and dead. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] Silent partner. See Dormant partner, under Dormant. [1913 Webster] Syn: Mute; taciturn; dumb; speechless; quiet; still. See Mute, and Taciturn. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

silent adj 1: marked by absence of sound; "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still" [syn: silent, soundless, still] 2: failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to; "the witness remained silent" [syn: mum, silent] 3: implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement" [syn: silent, tacit, understood] 4: not made to sound; "the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"; "in French certain letters are often unsounded" [syn: silent, unsounded] 5: having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility; "a silent dog whistle" 6: unable to speak because of hereditary deafness [syn: dumb, mute, silent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "silent": aphonic, brief, brusque, calm, checked, close, close-lipped, close-tongued, closemouthed, concise, curbed, curt, dumb, echoless, economical of words, hush as death, hushed, implicit, implied, inactive, inarticulate, inaudible, incoherent, indisposed to talk, inhibited, laconic, mousy, mum, mute, muted, noiseless, pacific, passive, peaceful, placid, quiescent, quiet, reserved, restrained, reticent, secretive, serene, short, sleeping, snug, soundless, sparing of words, speechless, still, still as death, stilly, subaudible, tacit, taciturn, terse, tight-lipped, tongue-tied, tranquil, unagitated, unarticulated, uncommunicative, undeclared, understood, undisturbed, unexpressed, unhearable, unloquacious, unmentioned, unproclaimed, unpronounced, unpublished, unrecorded, unruffled, unsaid, unsociable, unsounded, unspoken, unstated, unsung, untalkative, untalked-of, untold, untroubled, unuttered, unvocalized, unvoiced, unwritten, voiceless, whist, word-bound, wordless