1. [syn: steady, calm, becalm]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Becalm \Be*calm"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Becalmed (?); p. pr. &
vb. n. Becalming.]
1. To render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease.
Soft whispering airs . . . becalm the mind.
2. To keep from motion, or stop the progress of, by the
stilling of the wind; as, the fleet was becalmed.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make steady; "steady yourself" [syn: steady, calm,