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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 si·lence /ˈsaɪlən(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 si·lence /ˈsaɪlən(t)s/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 靜寂 無聲

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    Silence that dreadful bell; it frights the isle.   --Shak.
 2. To put to rest; to quiet.
    This would silence all further opposition.   --Clarendon.
    These would have silenced their scruples.   --Rogers.
 3. To restrain from the exercise of any function, privilege of instruction, or the like, especially from the act of preaching; as, to silence a minister of the gospel.
    The Rev. Thomas Hooker of Chelmsford, in Essex, was silenced for nonconformity.   --B. Trumbull.
 4. To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Si·lence, interj. Be silent; -- used elliptically for let there be silence, or keep silence.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Si·lence n.
 1. The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness.
 I saw and heared; for such a numerous host
 Fled not in silence through the frighted deep.   --Milton.
 2. Forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness.
 3. Secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence.
    The administration itself keeps a profound silence.   --D. Webster.
 4. The cessation of rage, agitation, or tumilt; calmness; quiest; as, the elements were reduced to silence.
 5. Absence of mention; oblivion.
    And what most merits fame, in silence hid.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking);
           "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence"
      2: the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep";
         "the street was quiet" [syn: quiet] [ant: sound]
      3: a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my
         contribution was surprising" [syn: muteness]
      4: the trait of keeping things secret [syn: secrecy, secretiveness]
      v 1: cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children
           in the church!" [syn: hush, quieten, still, shut
           up, hush up] [ant: louden]
      2: keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure;
         "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed