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"
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
Origin: [OE. pees, pais, OF. pais, paiz, pes, F. paix, L. pax, pacis, akin to pacere, paciscere, pacisci, to make an agreement, and prob. also pangere to fasten. Cf. Appease, Fair, a., Fay, v., Fang, Pacify, Pact, Pay to requite.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pēs, n. a state of quiet: freedom from disturbance: freedom from war: friendliness: calm: rest: harmony: silence.—interj. silence: be silent: hist!—adj. Peace′able, disposed to peace: free from war or disturbance: quiet: tranquil.—n. Peace′ableness.—adv. Peace′ably.—n. Peace′-break′er, one who breaks or disturbs the peace of others.—adj. Peace′ful, full of peace: quiet: tranquil: calm: serene.—adv. Peace′fully.—n. Peace′fulness.—adj. Peace′less, without peace.—ns. Peace′lessness; Peace′maker, one who makes or produces peace; one who reconciles enemies; Peace′-off′ering, an offering bringing about peace: among the Jews, an offering to God, either in gratitude for past or petition for future mercies (see Lev. iii.; vii. 11-21): satisfaction to an offended person; Peace′-off′icer, an officer whose duty it is to preserve the peace: a police-officer.—adj. Peace′-part′ed (Shak.), dismissed from the world in peace.—n. Peace′-par′ty, a political party advocating the making or the preservation of peace; Peace′-pipe (see Calumet).—Peace establishment, the reduced military strength maintained in time of peace; Peace of God, the ancient cessation from suits between terms, and on Sundays and holy days.—Breach of the peace (see Breach); Hold one's peace, to be silent; Keep peace, abstain from breaking the peace of others; Kiss of peace (see Kiss); Letters of peace (see Pacify); Make one's peace with, to reconcile or to be reconciled with; Queen's, or King's, peace, the public peace, for the maintenance of which the sovereign as head of the executive is responsible; Swear the peace, to take oath before a magistrate that a certain person ought to be put under bond to keep the peace. [O. Fr. pais (Fr. paix)—L. pax, pacis, peace.]
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
The numerical value of peace in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of peace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Pakistan fully supports peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban in Qatar, peace in Afghanistan is imperative for peace in the region.
We want to achieve peace, peace depends on security and ultimately if you don't have the capacity to defend that peace it collapses very rapidly in our area.
We Americans want peace, and it is now evident that we must be prepared to demand it. For other peoples have wanted peace, and the peace they received was the peace of death.
Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.
I visited Hiroshima in July 1998, during my first visit to Japan, my student group went to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Peace Memorial and the Peace Memorial Park. We saw the [ origami ] paper cranes while there.
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