cease-fire

noun
\ˈsēs-ˈfi(-ə)r \

Definition of cease-fire 

1 : a military order to cease firing

2 : a suspension of active hostilities

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Synonyms

armistice, truce

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First Known Use of cease-fire

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cease-fire

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cease-fire

: an agreement to stop fighting a war for a period of time so that a permanent agreement can be made to end the war

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