Meaning of “becalmed” in the English Dictionary


"becalmed" in English

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uk /bɪˈkɑːmd/ us /bɪˈkɑːmd/

Examples from literature

  • The course now lay from point to point, in order to avoid being becalmed within the indentations of the coast. 
  • The day passed without any change in the positions of the vessels, for they still lay becalmed. 
  • They were often becalmed and took months to cross the ocean. 
  • We mustn't show more lights than we can help, when becalmed at night so near the land. 
  • What if we should be becalmed? 

(Definition of “becalmed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)