- (a.) Limited as to the degree in which a quality, principle or faculty appears; as, an infusion of moderate strength; a man of moderate abilities.
- (v.i.) To preside as a moderator.
- (a.) Limited as to degree of progress; as, to travel at moderate speed.
- (a.) Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter.
- (a.) Limited in degree of activity, energy or excitement; reasonable; calm; slow; as, moderate language; moderate endeavors.
- (n.) One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discipline, and in doctrine.
- (a.) Limited in scope or effects; as, a reformation of a moderate kind.
- (v.t.) To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.
- (v.t.) To preside over, direct or regulate, as a public meeting; as, to moderate a synod.
- (a.) Limited in quantity; sparing; temperate; frugal; as, moderate in eating or drinking; a moderate table.
- (a.) Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent or rigorous; limited; restrained.
- (v.i.) To become less violent, severe, rigorous or intense; as, the wind has moderated.
- (a.) Not extreme in opinion, in partisanship, and the like; as, a moderate Calvinist.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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