Definition of Peace

1. Noun. The state prevailing during the absence of war.

Generic synonyms: Order
Specialized synonyms: Amity, Armistice, Cease-fire, Truce, Conciliation, Collective Security, Pax Romana
Derivative terms: Pacify
Antonyms: War

2. Noun. Harmonious relations; freedom from disputes. "The roommates lived in peace together"
Generic synonyms: Concord, Concordance, Harmony
Derivative terms: Pacify

3. Noun. The absence of mental stress or anxiety.

4. Noun. The general security of public places. "He was arrested for disturbing the peace"
Exact synonyms: Public Security
Generic synonyms: Security
Derivative terms: Pacify

5. Noun. A treaty to cease hostilities. "Peace came on November 11th"
Exact synonyms: Pacification, Peace Treaty
Generic synonyms: Accord, Pact, Treaty
Specialized synonyms: Peace Of Westphalia, Treaty Of Versailles
Derivative terms: Pacify, Pacify

Definition of Peace

1. n. A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; repose

2. v. t. & i. To make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop.

Definition of Peace

1. Noun. A state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony. For instance, a state free from civil disturbance. ¹

2. Noun. A state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions. ¹

3. Noun. Harmony in personal relations. ¹

4. Noun. A state free of war, in particular war between different countries. ¹

5. Interjection. (slang) Shortened form of peace out; goodbye. ¹

6. Interjection. (archaic) Shut up!, silence!; be quiet, be silent. ¹

7. Verb. (neologism) To make peace; to put at peace; to be at peace. ¹

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Definition of Peace

1. to be or become silent [v PEACED, PEACING, PEACES]

Medical Definition of Peace

1. A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; repose; specifically: 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. "The eternal love and pees." Peace is sometimes used as an exclamation in commanding silence, quiet, or order. "Peace! foolish woman." at peace, in a state of peace. Breach of the peace. See Breach. Justice of the peace. See Justice. Peace of God. A voluntary offering to God in token of devout homage and of a sense of friendly communion with Him. A gift or service offered as satisfaction to an offended person. Peace officer, a civil officer whose duty it is to preserve the public peace, to prevent riots, etc, as a sheriff or constable. To hold one's peace, to be silent; to refrain from speaking. To make one's peace with, to reconcile one with, to plead one's cause with, or to become reconciled with, another. "I will make your peace with him." . 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, Fay, Fang, Pacify, Pact, Pay to requite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Peace

pea plant
pea pod
pea pods
pea shooter
pea soup
pea tree
pea weevil
peabody bird
peace (current term)
peace advocacy
peace and quiet
peace bond
peace dividend
peace dividends
peace for our time
peace in our time
peace initiative
peace lily
peace march
peace of mind
peace offering
peace officer

Literary usage of Peace

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The City of God by Augustine, Marcus Dods (1871)
"VARIOUS KINDS OF peace. not fall from the peace that is natural to its place in creation, whether it already has it, or is tending towards it. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"After speech, HEW assistant secretary Roger O. Egeberg (left) answers questions of peace Corps physicians. Department and other official Americans overseas, ..."

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