Definitions for PEACEpis
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
peacepis(n.; interj.; v.)peaced, peac•ing.
(n.)freedom from war; a cessation or absence of hostilities between nations.
a state of harmony between people or groups; freedom from dissension.
freedom from civil commotion; public order and security.
freedom from anxiety, annoyance, or other mental disturbance:
peace of mind.
a state of tranquillity or serenity.
(often cap.) an agreement or treaty that ends a war or hostilities.
(interj.)(used to express greeting or farewell or to request silence.)
(v.i.)Obs. to be or become silent.
Idioms for peace:
at peace, untroubled; tranquil. deceased.
hold or keep one's peace,to refrain from or cease speaking; keep silent.
keep the peace, to maintain public order. to prevent discord.
make one's peace with,to become reconciled with or to.
make peace,to arrange a cessation of hostilities or antagonism.
Origin of peace:
1125–75; ME pes < AF; OF pais, earlier paiz < L pācem, acc. of pāx; akin to pact
the state prevailing during the absence of war
harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
"the roommates lived in peace together"
peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity, heartsease, ataraxis(noun)
the absence of mental stress or anxiety
peace, public security(noun)
the general security of public places
"he was arrested for disturbing the peace"
peace, peace treaty, pacification(noun)
a treaty to cease hostilities
"peace came on November 11th"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
when there is no war
The children here have never known peace.; a peace agreement
when everything is calm
the peace of the countryside; Leave him in peace to do his work.; I really need some peace and quiet right now.
the knowledge that you do not need to worry
Our insurance will give you peace of mind.
to agree to end an argument
He decided to make peace with his parents.
A state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony. For instance, a state free from civil disturbance.
A state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions.
The safety equipment will give me some peace of mind.
Harmony in personal relations.
A state free of war, in particular war between different countries.
To make peace; to put at peace; to be at peace.
Shortened form of peace out; goodbye.
Shut up!, silence!; be quiet, be silent.
Origin: From pece, from pais, from pax, from paḱ-, related to Latin paciscor, Latin pango; see pact. Displaced native Middle English frith, frede (from Old English friþ, freod), Middle English sib (from Old English sibb), Middle English grith (from Old English griþ and Old Norse grið), Middle English saught (from Old English seht, sæht).
a state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; repose
exemption from, or cessation of, war with public enemies
public quiet, order, and contentment in obedience to law
exemption from, or subjection of, agitating passions; tranquillity of mind or conscience
reconciliation; agreement after variance; harmony; concord
to make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop
Peace is a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all. From the Latin pax, meaning "freedom from civil disorder," the English word came into use in various personal greetings from c.1300 as a translation of the Hebrew shalom. Such a translation is, however, imprecise, as shalom, which is also cognate with the Arabic "salaam", has multiple other meanings in addition to peace, including justice, good health, safety, well-being, prosperity, equity, security, good fortune, and friendliness. At a personal level, peaceful behaviors are kind, considerate, respectful, just, and tolerant of others' beliefs and behaviors — tending to manifest goodwill. This latter understanding of peace can also pertain to an individual's introspective sense or concept of her/himself, as in being "at peace" in one's own mind, as found in European references from c.1200. The early English term is also used in the sense of "quiet", reflecting calm, serene, and meditative approaches to family or group relationships that avoid quarreling and seek tranquility — an absence of disturbance or agitation.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A monotonous interval between fights.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A mythical condition of tranquillity frequently reported from the Phillipines.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'PEACE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1127
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'PEACE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2087
Rank popularity for the word 'PEACE' in Nouns Frequency: #529
Translations for PEACE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(sometimes with a ) (a time of) freedom from war; (a treaty or agreement which brings about) the end or stopping of a war
Does our country want peace or war?; (also adjective) a peace treaty.
- pazPortuguese (BR)
- der Frieden; Friedens-...German
- fred; freds-Danish
- (de) paixFrench
- mir, blagostanjeCroatian
- pace; di paceItalian
- taika, paliaubosLithuanian
- روغه ،جوړه،سوله، كراري ،اراميPashto
- (de) paceRomanian
- mier; mierovýSlovak
- 和平Chinese (Trad.)
- hoà bìnhVietnamese
- 和平Chinese (Simp.)
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