peace offering

`peace ,offering noun count INFORMAL
something that you give to someone to show that you are sorry after you have annoyed or upset them

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Peace offering — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peace offering — n. [used to transl. Heb shelem, lit., thank offering] 1. an offering or sacrifice in thanksgiving to God: Ezek. 45:15 2. an offering made to maintain or bring about peace …   English World dictionary

  • peace offering — peace offerings N COUNT: usu sing You can use peace offering to refer to something that you give someone to show that you want to end the quarrel between you. A peace offering, Roberts said as he handed the box of cigars to Cohen …   English dictionary

  • peace offering — index reparation (indemnification) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • peace offering — peace .offering n something you give to someone to show them that you are sorry and want to be friendly, after you have annoyed or upset them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peace offering — ► NOUN ▪ a conciliatory gift …   English terms dictionary

  • peace offering — noun something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace • Syn: ↑olive branch • Hypernyms: ↑offer, ↑offering * * * noun, pl ⋯ ings [count] : a gift that is given as a way of apologizing or making peace After our last argument, I sent …   Useful english dictionary

  • peace offering — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms peace offering : singular peace offering plural peace offerings informal something that you give to someone to show that you are sorry after you have annoyed or upset them …   English dictionary

  • peace offering — noun (C) informal something you give to someone to show them that you are sorry and want to be friendly, after you have annoyed or upset them: I took along a box of chocolates as a peace offering …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • peace offering — peace′ of fering n. 1) any offering made to procure peace 2) bib a sacrificial offering made in order to assure communion with God. Ex. 20:24; Lev. 7:11–18 • Etymology: 1525–35 …   From formal English to slang


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