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peace

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noun \ ˈpēs \

Definition of peace

1 :a state of tranquility or quiet: such as
a :freedom from civil disturbance
  • Peace and order were finally restored in the town.
b :a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom
  • a breach of the peace
2 :freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
  • I have been in perfect peace and contentment
  • —J. H. Newman
3 :harmony in personal relations
  • The sisters are at peace with each other.
4 a :a state or period of mutual concord between governments
  • There was a peace of 50 years before war broke out again.
b :a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
  • offered the possibility of a negotiated peace
  • New York Times
5 used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
at peace
:in a state of concord or tranquility
  • The problem was settled and his mind was at peace.

Examples of peace in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of peace

Middle English pees, from Anglo-French pes, pees, from Latin pac-, pax; akin to Latin pacisci to agree — more at pact


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peace

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Definition of peace

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

Origin and Etymology of peace

see 1peace


Peace

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geographical name \ ˈpēs \

Definition of Peace

river 1195 miles (1923 kilometers) long in western Canada flowing east and northeast in northern British Columbia and northern Alberta into the Slave River — see finlay

PEACE Defined for English Language Learners

peace

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noun

Definition of peace for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PEACE Defined for Kids

peace

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noun \ ˈpēs \

Definition of peace for Students

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

Law Dictionary

peace

noun

legal Definition of peace

:a state of tranquillity or quiet: as
a :a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom
  • keeping the peace
b :freedom from civil disturbance


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