Cal"lous*ly, adv. Cal"lous*ness, n.
A callousness and numbness of soul.
(Cal"low) a. [OE. calewe, calu, bald, AS. calu; akin to D. kaal, OHG. chalo, G. Kuhl; cf. L.
1. Destitute of feathers; naked; unfledged.
An in the leafy summit, spied a nest,
Which, o'er the callow young, a sparrow pressed.
2. Immature; boyish; "green"; as, a callow youth.
I perceive by this, thou art but a callow maid.
Old Play .
(Cal*low") n. (Zoöl.) [Named from its note.] A kind of duck. See Old squaw.
(Cal"lus) n. [L. See Callous.]
1. (Med.) (a) Same as Callosity. (b The material of repair in fractures of bone; a substance exuded
at the site of fracture, which is at first soft or cartilaginous in consistence, but is ultimately converted into
true bone and unites the fragments into a single piece.
2. (Hort.) The new formation over the end of a cutting, before it puts out rootlets.
(Calm) n. [OE. calme, F. calme, fr. It. or Sp. calma (cf. Pg. calma heat), prob. fr. LL. cauma
heat, fr. Gr. kay^ma burning heat, fr. kai`ein to burn; either because during a great heat there is generally
also a calm, or because the hot time of the day obliges us seek for shade and quiet; cf. Caustic] Freedom
from motion, agitation, or disturbance; a cessation or absence of that which causes motion or disturbance,
as of winds or waves; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity.
The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Mark. iv. 39.
A calm before a storm is commonly a peace of a man's own making.
(Calm), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calmed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Calming.] [Cf. F. calmer. See Calm, n.]
1. To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.
To calm the tempest raised by Eolus.
2. To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions.
Passions which seem somewhat calmed.
Syn. To still; quiet; appease; allay; pacify; tranquilize; soothe; compose; assuage; check; restrain.
(Calm) a. [Compar. Calmer (-er); super. Calmest (-est)]
1. Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed. "Calm was the day."
Now all is calm, and fresh, and still.