peace

peace [ pis ] noun ***
1. ) uncount a situation in which there is no war between countries or groups:
peace in: For many years the agreement maintained peace in Europe.
peace between: The Camp David agreement brought peace between Israel and Egypt.
peace with: Peace with Russia enabled German forces to fight in the west.
a lasting peace: the possibility of a lasting peace in the Balkans
make peace (with someone): The UN Secretary General urged the two sides to make peace.
a ) singular an agreement to end a war:
Fortunately, a peace satisfactory to both countries was soon negotiated.
b ) only before noun relating to, or intended to bring or preserve peace:
a peace agreement/conference
peace moves/talks/negotiations
2. ) uncount a situation in which people are pleasant and do not cause trouble:
There won't be any peace until he gets what he wants.
3. ) uncount a calm quiet situation in which you are not annoyed by noise or other people:
Can't I get a moment's peace around here?
peace and quiet/tranquility: It's not the vacation to choose if you're looking for peace and quiet.
disturb/shatter someone's peace: A motorcycle roared by, shattering their peace.
in peace: He just wanted to read his newspaper in peace.
You should leave the poor man in peace (=stay away from him).
4. ) uncount a state when you are calm and have no worries:
Buddhism teaches you how to achieve inner peace.
peace of mind: With this type of insurance, you're buying peace of mind.
a breach/disturbance of the peace LEGAL
noisy or violent behavior in public:
Sam was charged with causing a breach of the peace.
at peace
1. ) not fighting a war
2. ) used for saying that someone is dead and therefore has no more worries
3. ) if you are at peace you do not feel angry, unhappy, etc.:
at peace with: At 70, she was at peace with herself and the world.
come in peace
to arrive somewhere with friendly intentions
hold your peace FORMAL
to avoid an argument by remaining silent
keep the peace
1. ) to avoid or prevent an argument:
It was my job to keep the peace between my younger sisters.
2. ) LEGAL to avoid or prevent noisy or violent behavior in public
make (your) peace (with someone)
to end an argument with someone and stop feeling angry toward them:
It's time he made his peace with his family.
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  • PEACE — (Heb. שָׁלוֹם, shalom). In the Bible The verb shalem (so both the perfect, Gen. 15:16, and the participle, Gen. 33:18) in the qal means to be whole, complete, or sound. PEACE. The range of nuances is rather wide. That the iniquity of the Amorites …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • peace — W2S2 [pi:s] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(no war)¦ 2¦(no noise/interruptions)¦ 3¦(calm/not worried)¦ 4 make (your) peace with somebody 5 keep the peace 6 hold/keep your peace 7 disturb the peace 8 rest in peace ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Peace — Peace, n. [OE. pees, pais, OF. pais, paiz, pes, F. paix, L. pax, pacis, akin to pacere, paciscere, pacisci, to make an agreement, and prob. also pangere to fasten. Cf. {Appease}, {Fair}, a., {Fay}, v., {Fang}, {Pacify}, {Pact}, {Pay} to requite.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peace — ► NOUN 1) freedom from disturbance; tranquillity. 2) freedom from or the ending of war. 3) (the peace) Christian Church an action such as a handshake, signifying unity, performed during the Eucharist. ● at peace Cf. ↑at peace …   English terms dictionary

  • Peace — (engl. „Frieden“) bezeichnet: ein Album des britischen Duos Eurythmics, siehe Peace (Album) im Sprachgebrauch als Peace Zeichen (Anglizismus) das Friedenszeichen eine Rosensorte, siehe Gloria Dei Peace ist der Familienname folgender Personen:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • peace — UK US /piːs/ noun [U] POLITICS ► freedom from war and violence: achieve/broker/promote peace »Failure to achieve peace in the Middle East was one of the Secretary of State s major regrets. at peace »The country is now at peace after nearly 30… …   Financial and business terms

  • Peace — Peace, Love Truth Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Peace, Love Thruth Álbum recopilatorio de John Lennon Publicación 4 de agosto de 2005 Grabación 1969 …   Wikipedia Español

  • peace — n: 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 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • peace — [pēs] n. [ME pais < OFr < L pax (gen. pacis) < IE base * pak , to fasten > FANG, L pacisci, to confirm an agreement, pangere, to fasten] 1. freedom from war or a stopping of war 2. a treaty or agreement to end war or the threat of war …   English World dictionary

  • peace — (n.) mid 12c., freedom from civil disorder, from Anglo Norm. pes, from O.Fr. pais (11c., Mod.Fr. paix), from L. pacem (nom. pax) treaty of peace, tranquility, absence of war (Cf. Prov. patz, Sp. paz, It. pace), from PIE *pak fasten, related to… …   Etymology dictionary

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