peace [ pees ]
1. the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
2. (often initial capital letter) an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations, groups, etc., to end hostilities and abstain from further fighting or antagonism: the Peace of Ryswick.
4. a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations: Try to live in peace with your neighbors.
4. the normal freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community; public order and security: He was arrested for being drunk and disturbing the peace.
5. cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension.
6. freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession, etc.; tranquillity; serenity.
7. a state of tranquillity or serenity: May he rest in peace.
8. a state or condition conducive to, proceeding from, or characterized by tranquillity: the peace of a mountain resort.
9. silence; stillness: The cawing of a crow broke the afternoon's peace.
10. (initial capital letter, italics) a comedy (421 b.c.) by Aristophanes.
11. (used to express greeting or farewell or to request quietness or silence).
verb (used without object), peaced, peac·ing.
12. Obsolete. to be or become silent.
IDIOMS FOR PEACE
13. at peace,
a. in a state or relationship of nonbelligerence or concord; not at war.
b. untroubled; tranquil; content.
14. hold / keep one's peace, to refrain from or cease speaking; keep silent: He told her to hold her peace until he had finished.
15. keep the peace, to maintain order; cause to refrain from creating a disturbance: Several officers of the law were on hand to keep the peace.
16. make one's peace with, to become reconciled with: He repaired the fence he had broken and made his peace with the neighbor on whose property it stood.
17. make peace, to ask for or arrange a cessation of hostilities or antagonism.
OTHER WORDS FROM PEACE
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH PEACE
WORDS RELATED TO PEACE
reconciliation, accord, love, unity, truce, friendship, tranquility, harmony, conciliation, concord, union, amity, treaty, neutrality, cessation, unanimity, order, armistice, pacification, pacifism
SYNONYMS FOR PEACE
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2. armistice, truce, pact, accord.
3. rapport, concord, amity.
6. calm, quiet.
ANTONYMS FOR PEACE
6. insecurity, disturbance.
Origin: 1125–75; Middle English pes < Old French, variant of pais < Latin pax (stem pāc-); akin to pact
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR PEACE
California counties can start dealing with mail-in ballots 29 days before the election, but even if your state waits longer or doesn’t tally them until election day, it may still help your peace of mind to get it in early.
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Since 2013, police officers have issued 83 tickets against people for speech that supposedly breaches the public peace.
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The government claims they’re necessary for keeping the peace, particularly in areas like Kashmir, where there are regular outbreaks of violence.
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The first two of those for the obvious purpose of keeping the peace.
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