Definitions for Peace
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Peace.
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, ataraxisnoun
the absence of mental stress or anxiety
peace, public securitynoun
the general security of public places
"he was arrested for disturbing the peace"
peace, peace treaty, pacificationnoun
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.
Etymology: 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).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A word commanding silence.
Peace! fear, thou comest too late, when already the arm is taken. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
It was the owl that shriek’d, the fatal bellman,
Which gives the stern’st good night. William Shakespeare.
Peace, good reader do not weep;
Peace, the lovers are asleep;
They, sweet turtles, folded lie,
In the last knot that love could tie.
Let them sleep, let them sleep on,
’Till this stormy night be gone;
And th’ eternal morrow dawn,
Then the curtains will be drawn,
And they waken with that light,
Whose day shall never sleep in night. Richard Crashaw.
But peace, I must not quarrel with the will
Of highest dispensation. John Milton, Agonistes.
Silence, ye troubled waves, and, thou deep, peace!
Said then th’ omnific word. John Milton.
I prythee peace!
Perhaps she thinks they are too near of blood. Dryden.
Etymology: paix, French; pax, Latin.
The Dane and Swede rouz’d up to fierce alarms,
Bless the wise conduct of her pious arms;
Soon as her fleets appear, their terrours cease,
And all the northern world lies hush’d in peace. Addison.
No joys to him pacifick scepters yield,
War sounds the trump, he rushes to the field,
Peace courts his hand, but spreads her charms in vain. Anon.
The king gave judgment against Warren, and commanded that Sherborn should hold his land in peace. Davies.
Keep peace upon your lives; he dies that strikes again. Sha.
All assembled here in arms against God’s peace and the king’s, we charge you to repair to your dwelling places. William Shakespeare.
Shallow, you have yourself been a great fighter, though now a man of peace. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
Let him make peace with me. Isaiah xxvii. 5.
If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me, let the enemy persecute my soul. Psalm vii. 4.
There be two false peaces or unities: the one grounded upon an implicit ignorance. Francis Bacon.
Well, peace be with him that hath made us heavy!
—— Peace be with us, lest we be heavier! William Shakespeare.
Peace be unto thee, fear not, thou shalt not die. Judg. vi. 23.
The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope. Romans xv. 13.
Religion directs us rather to secure inward peace than outward ease, to be more careful to avoid everlasting torment than light afflictions. John Tillotson, Sermons.
’Twill out; —— I peace!
No, I will speak as liberal as the air. William Shakespeare.
In an examination, a freed servant, who had much power with Claudius, very saucily had almost all the words; and amongst other things, he asked in scorn one of the examinates, who was a freed servant of Scribonianus; I pray, Sir, if Scribonianus had been emperor, what would you have done? he answered, I would have stood behind his chair and held my peace. Francis Bacon.
She said; and held her peace: Æneas went
Sad from the cave. Dryden.
Peace is a concept of societal friendship and harmony in the absence of hostility and violence. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict (such as war) and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or groups. Throughout history, leaders have used peacemaking and diplomacy to establish a type of behavioral restraint that has resulted in the establishment of regional peace or economic growth through various forms of agreements or peace treaties. Such behavioral restraint has often resulted in the reduced conflict, greater economic interactivity, and consequently substantial prosperity. "Psychological peace" (such as peaceful thinking and emotions) is perhaps less well defined, yet often a necessary precursor to establishing "behavioral peace." Peaceful behavior sometimes results from a "peaceful inner disposition." Some have expressed the belief that peace can be initiated with a certain quality of inner tranquility that does not depend upon the uncertainties of daily life. The acquisition of such a "peaceful internal disposition" for oneself and others can contribute to resolving otherwise seemingly irreconcilable competing interests. Peace is not often in the state of excitement although we are happy when excited, but peace is when one's mind is quiet and satisfied.
Peace can be defined as a state of tranquility, calmness, and absence of hostility or conflict. It encompasses harmony, peaceful coexistence, and the absence of violence or war among individuals, communities, or nations. Peace can also refer to inner calmness, contentment, and a sense of well-being within oneself. It involves the resolution of disputes, the promotion of understanding, cooperation, and respect for all parties involved. Peace is considered a fundamental human right and a condition necessary for sustainable development, justice, and overall well-being.
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
Etymology: [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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Freedom from war, exemption from, or cessation of, hostilities. This condition of affairs is effected and maintained by treaties between independent powers.
Salutation or farewell, comparable to the Arabic greeting: "As-Salaam Alaikum". "And that is to bring the peace, not in the flower but the As-Salaam Alaikum in the third I am" -- De La Soul (I Am I Be) Although everyone from Jews (using the Hebrew word "Shalom") to Hawaiians (using their word "Aloha") uses their word meaning "peace" to say Hello and Goodbye, the use of the word "Peace" that way in English was started by the hippies in the 1960s. Hip-hop updated the term to "peace out", "one" or "one love".
An intuitive feeling, knowing and understanding in our body, brain, mind, soul, spirit, subconscious, conscience and consciousness of being calm knowing our voice is heard and that we are achieving what our heart desires in order of priority.
Peace is a beautiful feeling and everyone deserves to feel and know peace in our body, soul, mind, spirit and consciousness.
Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2019
peace means serenity
Submitted by serenitys.73899 on October 4, 2021
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Peace is ranked #4022 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Peace surname appeared 8,841 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Peace.
70% or 6,194 total occurrences were White.
23.8% or 2,110 total occurrences were Black.
2.5% or 226 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.4% or 217 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.5% or 51 total occurrences were Asian.
0.4% or 43 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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
Peace is our goal, but peace from strength, an enduring peace that will bring regional cooperation, what we have emphasized and agreed is that we are strategic partners. We are bound by common interests and will act together to ensure both the safety of United States and the safety of Afghanistan. That is the important consideration. Numbers are a means; they are not an end in themselves.
Peace is something all Colombians yearn for, and peace means that we turn the page on the fractures that have divided us into friends and enemies of peace, today, we're all friends to build that peace and it must be a peace that above all allows the guerrilla base its demobilization, its disarmament and its effective reinsertion.
I want to talk about peace with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin. I want to talk about peace with President Biden, I want to talk about peace with (Chinese leader) Xi Jinping. I want to talk about peace with India, with Indonesia… because for me the world will only develop itself if we have peace.
But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.
We can work on inner peace and world peace at the same time. On one hand, people have found inner peace by losing themselves in a cause larger than themselves, like the cause of world peace, because finding inner peace means coming from the self-centered life into the life centered in the good of the whole. On the other hand, one of the ways of working for world peace is to work for more inner peace, because world peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for Peace
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- խաղաղությու� Armenian
- hòa bìnhVietnamese
Get even more translations for Peace »
Find a translation for the Peace definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"Peace." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 9 Dec. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Peace>.