|Origin:||calme, from Late Latin cauma 'heat'; because everything is quiet and still in the heat of the middle part of the day|
calm2 [singular, uncountable]
a situation or time that is quiet and peaceful
They remained on the terrace after dinner, enjoying the calm of the evening.
A scream shattered the late afternoon calm.
Hindu leaders appealed for calm (=asked that the public stay calm) after a temple was burnt to the ground.
The presence of soldiers helped restore calm.
The last five years have seen a period of relative calm.
a calm peaceful situation that will not continue because a big argument, problem etc is coming