silence


silence
silence (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. silence "absence of sound," from L. silentium "a being silent," from silens, prp. of silere "be quiet or still," of unknown origin. Replaced O.E. swige. The verb (trans.) is attested from 1590s, from the noun. Silencer "mechanism that stifles the sound of a motor or firearm" first recorded 1898.

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  • SILENCE — Il semble impossible de parler de ce qui est absence ou abolition de toute parole. Le silence se présente comme le point zéro à partir duquel s’inaugure tout langage, sans qu’on y puisse faire retour. Pour reprendre une terminologie empruntée à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Silence — is a relative or total lack of audible sound you can not hear a thing it is quiet. Silence in Social Interaction: Functions, Meanings, and Interpretations Silence in social interaction is the absence of speech. Silence in this arena can be… …   Wikipedia

  • silence — SILENCE. s. m. Privation, cessation de bruit. Grand silence. profond silence. le silence de la nuit. le silence des bois. faites silence. faites faire silence. troubler le silence. Il se dit proprement de l homme lorsqu il s abstient de parler.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Silence — • All writers on the spiritual life uniformly recommend, nay, command under penalty of total failure, the practice of silence Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Silence     Silence …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Silence — Студийный альбом …   Википедия

  • silence — Silence, Silentium. Fort grand silence, Silentium acre et intentum. Il y eut quelque temps silence, Silentium aliquandiu tenuit. Faire silence, Attacere, Silentium dare, Conticere, Fauere linguis, Ore fauere. Se taire et faire silence par commun… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Silence — Si lence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Silenced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Silencing}.] 1. To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush. [1913 Webster] Silence that dreadful bell; it frights the isle. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To put to rest; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silence — Si lence, n. [F., fr. L. silentium. See {Silent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness. [1913 Webster] I saw and heared; for such a numerous host Fled not in silence through the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silence — Álbum de Sonata Arctica Publicación 4 de septiembre de 2001 Grabación Otoño, 2000 Primavera, 2001 Género(s) Pow …   Wikipedia Español

  • silence — si·lence n 1: the state of keeping or being silent; esp: forbearance from speech or comment 2: failure to make something known esp. in violation of a duty to do so acceptance by silence see also estoppel by silence at estoppel …   Law dictionary

  • Silence 4 — es una banda portuguesa formada en 1996, cuyas canciones son mayoritariamente en inglés. (Salvo los temas Sextos Sentidos y Eu nao sei dizer incluidos en su álbum debut Silence Becomes I ). Realizaron dos álbumes con buena recepción por los… …   Wikipedia Español


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