verb (used without object), peaced, peac·ing.
- in a state or relationship of nonbelligerence or concord; not at war.
- untroubled; tranquil; content.
Origin of peace
Examples from the Web for peace
They called for peace, reconciliation, and the safe return of Father Gregorio.
But without any peace talks on the horizon, everyone is now left to their own devices.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He says biking long distances is “like coming to peace in your mind and your body.”
What, I suspect, we really want from Santa is peace (and quiet) at home for the holidays.
But others dismiss them, saying this is nothing but the daydream of people who long for some peace.Has the Kurdish Victory at Sinjar Turned the Tide of ISIS War?|Niqash|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It removed his guilt, hushed his fears, and filled him with joy and peace in believing.The Great Commission|C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
If they could not make such a peace, they were to erect a fort on the Rappahannock River or between it and the York.Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660|Wilcomb E. Washburn
They all drank, and their hearts were warmed and peace reigned once more.The Downfall|Emile Zola
We eat our bread in peace and comfort, and each man's property is his own.For the Temple|G. A. Henty
So often I borrow trouble and cannot use it, when the peace that I possess is all that I need.Leaves of Life|Margaret Bird Steinmetz
British Dictionary definitions for peace
- the state existing during the absence of war
- (as modifier)peace negotiations
- in a state of harmony or friendship
- in a state of serenity
- deadthe old lady is at peace now
Word Origin for peace
Word Origin and History for peace
mid-12c., "freedom from civil disorder," from Anglo-French pes, Old French pais "peace, reconciliation, silence, permission" (11c., Modern French paix), from Latin pacem (nominative pax) "compact, agreement, treaty of peace, tranquility, absence of war" (source of Provençal patz, Spanish paz, Italian pace), from PIE *pag-/*pak- "fasten," related to pacisci "to covenant or agree" (see pact).
Replaced Old English frið, also sibb, which also meant "happiness." Modern spelling is 1500s, reflecting vowel shift. Sense in peace of mind is from c.1200. Used in various greetings from c.1300, from Biblical Latin pax, Greek eirene, which were used by translators to render Hebrew shalom, properly "safety, welfare, prosperity."
Sense of "quiet" is attested by 1300; meaning "absence or cessation of war or hostility" is attested from c.1300. As a type of hybrid tea rose (developed 1939 in France by Francois Meilland), so called from 1944. Native American peace pipe is first recorded 1760. Peace-officer attested from 1714. Peace offering is from 1530s. Phrase peace with honor first recorded 1607 (in "Coriolanus"). The U.S. Peace Corps was set up March 1, 1962. Peace sign, both the hand gesture and the graphic, attested from 1968.
Idioms and Phrases with peace
In addition to the idiom beginning with peace
- peace and quiet
- at peace
- hold one's tongue (peace)
- keep the peace
- leave someone in peace
- make one's peace with
- make peace