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.
Hush, a. Silent; quiet. “Hush as death.”
Hush v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hushed p. pr. & vb. n. Hushing.]
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. --Shak.
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.”
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. --Spenser.
n : (poetic) tranquil silence; "the still of the night" [syn: stillness,
v 1: become quiet or still; fall silent; "hush my babay!"
2: cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children
in the church!" [syn: quieten, silence, still, shut
up, hush up] [ant: louden]
3: become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the
speaker entered" [syn: quieten, quiet, quiesce, quiet
down, pipe down] [ant: louden]
4: wash by removing particles; "Wash ores"
5: run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the
underlying strata and valuable minerals