peace

[ pees ]
/ pis /

noun

interjection

(used to express greeting or farewell or to request quietness or silence).

verb (used without object), peaced, peac·ing.

Obsolete. to be or become silent.

Idioms for peace

Origin of peace

1125–75; Middle English pes < Old French, variant of pais < Latin pax (stem pāc-); akin to pact

OTHER WORDS FROM peace

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH peace

peace piece
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British Dictionary definitions for at peace

peace
/ (piːs) /

noun

verb

(intr) mainly obsolete to be or become silent or still

Word Origin for peace

C12: from Old French pais, from Latin pāx
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Idioms and Phrases with at peace (1 of 2)

at peace

In a state of agreement or friendliness, not at strife or war; also, in a state of inner harmony or quiet. For example, Whatever their disagreements, Mexico and Belize have remained at peace, or In his last illness he seemed finally to be at peace with himself. [1300s]

Idioms and Phrases with at peace (2 of 2)

peace

In addition to the idiom beginning with peace

  • peace and quiet

also see:

  • at peace
  • hold one's tongue (peace)
  • keep the peace
  • leave someone in peace
  • make one's peace with
  • make peace
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