becalmed becalmed  /bɪ ˈkɑmd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) rendered motionless for lack of wind

Usage(s):

  1. Her film career becalmed, Liz Taylor soars onstageOrdinarily, conversation stops when a curtain goes up.
  2. If the TV waters of 2008 were becalmed, this month they've become a giant tsunami about to crash onto an island.
  3. Stout saw hope for the becalmed market in private-use planes: ''Things are going to be different.

News

  • Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: First in a Series

    This is one of those dead times in the Detroit Lions’ schedule. The time between the close of minicamps and the opening of training camp. Lions fans will be watching the police blotter with new-found trepidation and getting sound bites from various charity events. Boring! However, this becalmed period doesn’t lack for talking points. The Lions’ 90-player camp roster is all but set (There have ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. But he should stay only if he can first recover his "sense of direction, leadership and purpose", Mr Clarke warned. "We are rather becalmed and need a sense of leadership which we do not have. The solution at the moment is for Tony Blair to...
    on Jun 26, 2006 By: Charles Clarke Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "You have to remember last time we spent hours going nowhere. We were actually becalmed for a while," Murray said of the yacht's win in one day 18hr 40min 10sec.
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Iain Murray Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "The Tories have been 'flatlining' in the opinion polls and their local party organisations are similarly becalmed," says Thrasher. "The electoral arithmetic that confronts the Conservatives at the next general election is daunting."
    on Jan 1, 2005 By: Michael Thrasher Source: Times Online

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