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King James Dictionary [1]


1. Not speaking mute. Ps.  22. 2. Habitually taciturn speaking little not inclined to much talking not loquacious. Ulysses, he adds was the most eloquent and most silent of men. 3. Still having not noise as the silent watches of the night the silent groves all was silent. 4. Not operative wanting efficacy. 5. Not mentioning not proclaiming. This new created world, of which in hell Fame is not silent. 6. Calm as, the winds were silent. 7. Not acting not transacting business in person as a silent partner in a commercial house. 8. Hot pronounced having no sound as, e is silent in fable.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( a.) Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.

(2): ( a.) Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent.

(3): ( n.) That which is silent; a time of silence.

(4): ( a.) Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.

(5): ( a.) Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.

(6): ( a.) Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in "fable."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [3]

 Luke 1:20