OFr < L.
- Stillness; complete quietness; entire absence of sound.
- Peace; muteness; forbearance of speech; refraining from unnecessary noise.
- Negligence; refusal to reply.
- Hush; end of communication; imperative to be quiet.
- Stealth; lack of communication.
- Death; state beyond this life.
silence [-d] v
see silence, n.
- Hush; cause to be quiet; compel to cease speaking.