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SI'LENT, adjective

1. Not speaking; mute. Psalms 22:2.

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.