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  1. ceasefirenoun

    In warfare, an agreed end to hostilities for a specific purpose. (Typically only temporary).

    The rebels agreed to a ceasefire while the peace talks were underway.

    Etymology: From cease + fire.


  1. Ceasefire

    A ceasefire is a temporary stoppage of a war in which each side agrees with the other to suspend aggressive actions. Ceasefires may be declared as part of a formal treaty, but they have also been called as part of an informal understanding between opposing forces. An armistice is a formal agreement to end fighting.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceasefire in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceasefire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ceasefire in a Sentence

  1. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    We've gone backwards over the last few months with more and more violations of the ceasefire.

  2. State John Kerry:

    Obviously, at some point in time, we want to make progress on the issues of humanitarian access and ceasefire, rISKS BEING ENDLESS.

  3. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    The need for strict observance of the ceasefire was underlined.

  4. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    As part of the Munich Agreement ... all sides are called on - even before the start of a ceasefire - to contribute to an immediate reduction in violence, that goes for Russia and the Syrian regime's military operations around Aleppo and the latest attacks by PYD militias in northern Syria. In view of the tense situation, Turkey too must show restraint.

  5. Mark Goldring:

    Nobody we talked to gave us a sense of great hope, whether that was from the international community or from the government, so we need to keep calling for a ceasefire, a political solution.

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