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.

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Idioms for peace

Origin of peace

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

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OTHER WORDS FROM peace

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH peace

peace piece
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British Dictionary definitions for hold one's 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 hold one's peace (1 of 2)

hold one's peace

see under hold one's tongue.

Idioms and Phrases with hold one's peace (2 of 2)

peace

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