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Meaning of HUSH

Pronunciation:  hush

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (poetic) tranquil silence; "the still of the night"
  2. [v]  run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals; in mining
  3. [v]  wash by removing particles; in mining; "Wash ores"
  4. [v]  become quiet or still; fall silent; "hush my babay!"
  5. [v]  cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
  6. [v]  become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

HUSH is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hush up, pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down, quieten, quieten, shut up, silence, still, still, stillness
 Antonyms: louden, louden
 See Also: calm down, change, change intensity, conquer, curb, gag, gloss over, hush, inhibit, irrigate, lave, lull, muzzle, quiet, shout down, shush, silence, sleek over, stamp down, subdue, suppress, wash, water, whitewash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hush\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hushed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hushing}.] [OE. huschen, hussen, prob. of imitative origin;
    cf. LG. hussen to lull to sleep, G. husch quick, make haste,
    be silent.]
    1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress
       the noise or clamor of.
             My tongue shall hush again this storm of war.
    2. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.
             With thou, then, Hush my cares?       --Otway.
             And hush'd my deepest grief of all.   --Tennyson.
    {To hush up}, to procure silence concerning; to suppress; to
       keep secret. ``This matter is hushed up.'' --Pope.
  2. \Hush\, v. i.
    To become or to keep still or quiet; to become silent; --
    esp. used in the imperative, as an exclamation; be still; be
    silent or quiet; make no noise.
          Hush, idle words, and thoughts of ill.   --Keble.
          But all these strangers' presence every one did hush.
  3. \Hush\, n.
    Stillness; silence; quiet. [R.] ``It is the hush of night.''
    {Hush money}, money paid to secure silence, or to prevent the
       disclosure of facts. --Swift.
  4. \Hush\, a.
    Silent; quiet. ``Hush as death.'' --Shak.
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