noun (initial capital letter)
Origin of pacific
Examples from the Web for pacific
Owing to its popularity as a pet, it has spread across the Pacific to China.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma|Brendon Hong|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was a young Army Air Force lieutenant whose plane crashed in the Pacific in May 1943.
To break her self-destructive cycle and heal, she decides to hike 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail solo.Exclusive: The Making of Reese Witherspoon’s Golden Globe-Nominated ‘Wild’|Marlow Stern|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a logic to it – many of the wines were from the Pacific Northwest, principally from Oregon and Washington state.
On each coast, the Caribbean and the Pacific, there are stunning beaches.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A voyage to the Pacific was a very different thing in the year 1800, however, from what it is to-day.Afloat And Ashore|James Fenimore Cooper
We know with what pacific habits they dared the perils of the field.Successful Methods of Public Speaking|Grenville Kleiser
In front, broken only by a line of trees and the squat humps of six antiquated cannons, sparkled the blue expanse of the Pacific.His Unknown Wife|Louis Tracy
Persons thus lost should remember that buffalo trails run north and south, and the Pacific Railroads east and west.Buffalo Land|W. E. Webb
As the Pacific is not always so peaceful as its name, this pleasing task was not at all times accomplished with ease.The Utah Batteries: A History|Charles R. Mabey
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Word Origin for pacific
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Word Origin and History for pacific
1540s, "tending to make peace," from Middle French pacifique, from Latin pacificus "peaceful, peace-making," from pax (genitive pacis) "peace" (see peace) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "peaceful, calm" is first recorded 1630s. Related: Pacifical (mid-15c.); pacifically.