Definitions for pacificpəˈsɪf ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•cif•icpəˈsɪf ɪk(adj.)

  1. tending to make or preserve peace; conciliatory.

  2. not warlike; peaceable; mild.

  3. at peace; peaceful.

  4. calm; tranquil.

  5. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or bordering on the Pacific Ocean.

    Category: Geography (places)

  6. (n.)(cap.)

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Pacific Ocean.

Origin of pacific:

1540–50; < L pācificus lit., peacemaking =pāci-, comb. form of pāxpeace+-ficus -fic

pa•cif′i•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pacific, Pacific Ocean(adj)

    the largest ocean in the world

  2. Pacific(adj)

    relating to or bordering the Pacific Ocean

    "Pacific islands"

  3. pacific, peaceable(adj)

    disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature

    "the pacific temper seeks to settle disputes on grounds of justice rather than by force"; "a quiet and peaceable person"; "in a peaceable and orderly manner"

  4. pacific(adj)

    promoting peace

    "the result of this pacific policy was that no troops were called up"

Wiktionary

  1. pacific(Adjective)

    Calm, peaceful.

  2. Pacific(Adjective)

    Related to the Pacific Ocean.

  3. Pacific(ProperNoun)

    The Pacific Ocean.

  4. Origin: From pācificus "peace-making"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pacific(adj)

    of or pertaining to peace; suited to make or restore peace; of a peaceful character; not warlike; not quarrelsome; conciliatory; as, pacific words or acts; a pacific nature or condition

Freebase

  1. Pacific

    MS Pacific is a cruise ship owned and operated by the Brazil-based Viagens CVC. She was built in 1971 by Nordseewerke, Emden, West Germany as Sea Venture for Flagship Cruises. She operated cruises between the USA and Bermuda, which had been settled by the survivors of the wreck of the original Sea Venture in 1609. Between 1975 and 2002 she sailed for Princess Cruises as Pacific Princess, famous for appearing in the romantic sitcom The Love Boat. In 2008, Pacific was chartered by the newly-established Quail Cruises to operate cruises out of Valencia, Spain, but was retired from service when renovation work proved more expensive than had been anticipated and was sold to a company specializing in ship breaking in 2012. As of 16 May 2013, she remains laid up in Genoa.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pacific' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3450

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