What does Peace mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peacenoun

    the state prevailing during the absence of war

  2. peacenoun

    harmonious relations; freedom from disputes

    "the roommates lived in peace together"

  3. peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity, heartsease, ataraxisnoun

    the absence of mental stress or anxiety

  4. peace, public securitynoun

    the general security of public places

    "he was arrested for disturbing the peace"

  5. peace, peace treaty, pacificationnoun

    a treaty to cease hostilities

    "peace came on November 11th"

Wiktionary

  1. peacenoun

    A state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony. For instance, a state free from civil disturbance.

  2. peacenoun

    A state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions.

    The safety equipment will give me some peace of mind.

  3. peacenoun

    Harmony in personal relations.

  4. peacenoun

    A state free of war, in particular war between different countries.

  5. peaceverb

    To make peace; to put at peace; to be at peace.

  6. peaceinterjection

    Shortened form of peace out; goodbye.

  7. peaceinterjection

    Shut up!, silence!; be quiet, be silent.

  8. 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

  1. Peaceinterjection.

    A word commanding silence.

    Peace! fear, thou comest too late, when already the arm is taken. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Hark! peace!
    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.

  2. PEACEnoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Peace

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peace

    a state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; repose

  2. Peace

    exemption from, or cessation of, war with public enemies

  3. Peace

    public quiet, order, and contentment in obedience to law

  4. Peace

    exemption from, or subjection of, agitating passions; tranquillity of mind or conscience

  5. Peace

    reconciliation; agreement after variance; harmony; concord

  6. Peace

    to make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop

  7. 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.]

Freebase

  1. Peace

    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

  1. Peace

    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

  1. peace

    A monotonous interval between fights.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PEACE

    A mythical condition of tranquillity frequently reported from the Phillipines.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. peace

    Freedom from war, exemption from, or cessation of, hostilities. This condition of affairs is effected and maintained by treaties between independent powers.

Rap Dictionary

  1. peaceinterjection

    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".

Editors Contribution

  1. peace

    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  


  2. peacenoun

    peace means serenity


    Submitted by serenitys.73899 on October 4, 2021  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Peace' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1127

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Peace' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2087

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Peace' in Nouns Frequency: #529

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peace in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Peace in a Sentence

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Forgive yourself, be calm and be kind; nothing will disturb your inner peace of mind.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    The time is now for the cessation of hostilities, including missile and UAV strikes from Houthi-controlled areas into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Subsequently, Coalition air strikes must cease in all populated areas in Yemen, we've got to move toward a peace effort here, and you can't say we're going to do it sometime in the future. We need to be doing this in the next 30 days. We've admired this problem for long enough down there, and I believe that Saudi Arabia and the Emirates are ready, and in fact had the Houthis not walked out of the last effort that Martin Griffiths had going, we'd probably be on our way there right now.

  3. Special Representative Abdoulaye Bathily:

    The time is for peace. The time is not for senseless killing, retaliation, reprisal.

  4. Muhammad Ali:

    To my knowledge, Jason is a man of peace and great faith, a man whose dedication and respect for the Iranian people is evident in his work.

  5. Melania Trump:

    These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly unfairly treated for so long, go home with love in peace. Remember this day forever!

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  • Jackie Jabara
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    A quieting calm
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