from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The absence of war or other hostilities.
- noun An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities.
- noun Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations.
- noun Public security and order.
- noun Inner contentment; serenity.
- interjection Used as a greeting, a farewell, or a request for silence.
- idiom (at peace) In a state of tranquility; serene.
- idiom (at peace) Free from strife.
- idiom (keep/hold) To be silent.
- idiom (keep the peace) To maintain or observe law and order.
- idiom (peace out) Used to express “goodbye.”
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; quietness; repose.
- noun Freedom from agitation or disturbance by the passions, as from fear, terror, anger, or anxiety; quietness of mind; tranquillity; calmness; quiet of conscience.
- noun A state of reconciliation between parties at variance; harmony; concord.
- noun 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.
- noun A compact or agreement made by contending parties to abstain from further hostilities; a treaty of peace: as, the peace of Ryswick.
- noun Amity
- noun Quiet, Tranquillity, etc. See
- To hold one's peace; be or become silent; hold one's tongue.
- To appease; quiet; allay.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Exemption from, or cessation of, war with public enemies.
- noun Public quiet, order, and contentment in obedience to law.
- noun Exemption from, or subjection of, agitating passions; tranquillity of mind or conscience.
- noun Reconciliation; agreement after variance; harmony; concord.
- noun in a state of peace.
- noun See under
- noun See under
- noun (Law), (Theol.) The peace of heart which is the gift of God.
- noun (Jewish Antiq.) A gift or service offered as satisfaction to an offended person.
- noun a civil officer whose duty it is to preserve the public peace, to prevent riots, etc., as a polliceman, sheriff or constable.
- noun to be silent; to refrain from speaking.
- noun to reconcile one with, to plead one's cause with, or to become reconciled with, another.
- verb rare To make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A state of
tranquility, quiet, and harmony. For instance, a state free from civil disturbance.
- noun A state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions.
- noun Harmony in personal relations.
- noun A state free of
war, in particular war between different countries.
- interjection slang Shortened form of
peace out; goodbye.
- interjection archaic
Shut up!, silence!; be quiet, be silent.
- verb neologism To
makepeace; to putat peace; to beat peace.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the state prevailing during the absence of war
- noun a treaty to cease hostilities
- noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
- noun harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
- noun the general security of public places
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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