noun \ˈpēs\

: a state in which there is no war or fighting

: an agreement to end a war

: a period of time when there is no war or fighting

Full Definition of PEACE

:  a state of tranquillity or quiet: as
a :  freedom from civil disturbance
b :  a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom <a breach of the peace>
:  freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
:  harmony in personal relations
a :  a state or period of mutual concord between governments
b :  a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
—used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
at peace
:  in a state of concord or tranquillity

Examples of PEACE

  1. After many years of war, people on both sides were longing for peace.
  2. We said a prayer for world peace.
  3. He tried to negotiate a peace between the warring countries.
  4. There was a peace of 50 years before war broke out again.
  5. Peace and order were finally restored in the town.
  6. After years of therapy, he has finally achieved an inner peace.
  7. He is searching for inner peace.
  8. Insurance can provide you with peace of mind.
  9. The problem was settled and his mind was at peace.
  10. They are at peace with each other.

Origin of PEACE

Middle English pees, from Anglo-French pes, pees, from Latin pac-, pax; akin to Latin pacisci to agree — more at pact
First Known Use: 12th century

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Rhymes with PEACE



Definition of PEACE

intransitive verb
:  to be, become, or keep silent or quiet

First Known Use of PEACE

14th century


geographical name \ˈpēs\

Definition of PEACE

river 1195 miles (1923 kilometers) W Canada flowing E & NE in N British Columbia & N Alberta into Slave River — see finlay
PEACE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈpēs\

Definition of PEACE for Kids

:  freedom or a period of freedom from public disturbance or war
:  a quiet and calm state of mind
:  agreement and harmony among people
:  an agreement to end a war
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