adjective pa·cif·ic \pə-ˈsi-fik\

Pacific : of, relating to, bordering on, or near the Pacific Ocean

: calm and peaceful

: loving peace : not wanting war or conflict

Full Definition of PACIFIC

a :  tending to lessen conflict :  conciliatory
b :  rejecting the use of force as an instrument of policy
a :  having a soothing appearance or effect <mild pacific breezes>
b :  mild of temper :  peaceable
capitalized :  of, relating to, bordering on, or situated near the Pacific Ocean
pa·cif·i·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PACIFIC

  1. <as a pacific gesture, we invited our feuding neighbors to our backyard barbecue>
  2. <a pacific nation that has managed to remain neutral even during times of world conflict>

Origin of PACIFIC

Middle English pacifique, from Latin pacificus, from pac-, pax peace + -i- + -ficus -fic — more at pact
First Known Use: circa 1548
PACIFIC Defined for Kids


adjective pa·cif·ic \pə-ˈsi-fik\

Definition of PACIFIC for Kids

:  3calm 1, peaceful <pacific skies>
:  loving or wanting peace <a pacific man>


geographical name Pa·cif·ic \pə-ˈsi-fik\

Definition of PACIFIC for Kids

ocean extending from Arctic Circle to the equator (North Pacific) and from the equator to the Antarctic regions (South Pacific) & from W North America & W South America to E Asia & Australia
Pacific adjective
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