from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The absence of war or other hostilities.
- n. An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities.
- n. Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations: roommates living in peace with each other.
- n. Public security and order: was arrested for disturbing the peace.
- n. Inner contentment; serenity: peace of mind.
- interj. Used as a greeting or farewell, and as a request for silence.
- idiom at peace In a state of tranquillity; serene: She is at peace with herself and her friends.
- idiom at peace Free from strife: Everyone wants to live in a world at peace.
- idiom keep To be silent.
- idiom keep the peace To maintain or observe law and order: officers who were sworn to keep the peace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony. For instance, a state free from civil disturbance.
- n. A state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions.
- n. Harmony in personal relations.
- n. A state free of war, in particular war between different countries.
- interj. Shortened form of peace out; goodbye.
- interj. Shut up!, silence!; be quiet, be silent.
- v. To make peace; to put at peace; to be at peace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Exemption from, or cessation of, war with public enemies.
- n. Public quiet, order, and contentment in obedience to law.
- n. Exemption from, or subjection of, agitating passions; tranquillity of mind or conscience.
- n. Reconciliation; agreement after variance; harmony; concord.
- v. To make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hold one's peace; be or become silent; hold one's tongue.
- To appease; quiet; allay.
- n. A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; quietness; repose.
- n. Freedom from agitation or disturbance by the passions, as from fear, terror, anger, or anxiety; quietness of mind; tranquillity; calmness; quiet of conscience.
- n. A state of reconciliation between parties at variance; harmony; concord.
- n. Public tranquillity; that quiet order and security which are guaranteed by the laws: as, to keep the peace; to break the peace; a justice of the peace.
- n. A compact or agreement made by contending parties to abstain from further hostilities; a treaty of peace: as, the peace of Ryswick.
- n. Amity
- n. Quiet, Tranquillity, etc. See rest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state prevailing during the absence of war
- n. a treaty to cease hostilities
- n. the absence of mental stress or anxiety
- n. harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
- n. the general security of public places
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