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

 si·lent /ˈsaɪlənt/

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

 si·lent /ˈsaɪlənt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Si·lent a.
 1. Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.
    How silent is this town!   --Shak.
 2. Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.
    Ulysses, adds he, was the most eloquent and most silent of men.   --Broome.
 This new-created world, whereof in hell
 Fame is not silent.   --Milton.
 3. Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent.
 4. Pron. Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in “fable.”
 5. Having no effect; not operating; inefficient. [R.]
    Cause . . . silent, virtueless, and dead.   --Sir W. Raleigh.
 Silent partner. See Dormant partner, under Dormant.
 Syn: -- Mute; taciturn; dumb; speechless; quiet; still. See Mute, and Taciturn.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Si·lent, n. That which is silent; a time of silence. [R.] “The silent of the night.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by absence of sound; "a silent house"; "soundless
             footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still" [syn: soundless,
      2: failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to; "the
         witness remained silent" [syn: mum]
      3: indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed
         directly; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the
         understood provisos of a custody agreement" [syn: implied,
          tacit, understood]
      4: not made to sound; "the silent `h' at the beginning of
         `honor'"; "in French certain letters are often unsounded"
         [syn: unsounded]
      5: having a frequency below or above the range of human
         audibility; "a silent dog whistle"
      6: unable to speak because of hereditary deafness [syn: dumb,