the nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
Often Peace . an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations, groups, etc., to end hostilities and abstain from further fighting or antagonism: the Peace of Ryswick.
a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations: Try to live in peace with your neighbors.
the normal freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community; public order and security: He was arrested for being drunk and disturbing the peace.
cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension.
a state of tranquility or serenity: May he rest in peace.
a state or condition conducive to, proceeding from, or characterized by tranquility: the peace of a mountain resort.
Peace, a comedy (421 b.c.) by Aristophanes.
(used to express greeting or farewell or to request quietness or silence.)
Obsolete. to be or become silent.
Idioms about peace
in a state or relationship of nonbelligerence or concord; not at war.
untroubled; tranquil; content.
hold / keep one's peace, to refrain from or cease speaking; keep silent: Can you please just hold your peace until I'm done talking?
keep the peace, to maintain order; cause to refrain from creating a disturbance: Several officers of the law were on hand to keep the peace.
make one's peace with, to become reconciled with: He repaired the fence he had broken and made his peace with the neighbor on whose property it stood.
make peace, to ask for or arrange a cessation of hostilities or antagonism.
- peace·less, adjective
- peace·less·ness, noun
- peace·like, adjective
- non·peace, noun
- self-peace, noun
- sem·i·peace, noun
- peace , piece
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How to use peace in a sentence
California counties can start dealing with mail-in ballots 29 days before the election, but even if your state waits longer or doesn’t tally them until election day, it may still help your peace of mind to get it in early.Why you should vote as early as possible (and how to do it) | John Kennedy | September 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
Since 2013, police officers have issued 83 tickets against people for speech that supposedly breaches the public peace.
The government claims they’re necessary for keeping the peace, particularly in areas like Kashmir, where there are regular outbreaks of violence.Podcast: How a 135-year-old law lets India shutdown the internet | Anthony Green | September 2, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The first two of those for the obvious purpose of keeping the peace.How Pseudoscientists Get Away With It - Facts So Romantic | Stuart Firestein | August 28, 2020 | Nautilus
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Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.
They called for peace, reconciliation, and the safe return of Father Gregorio.
The question is will we see regime changes in both Hamas and Israel that embrace a lasting peace?In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead | Dean Obeidallah | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
At Christianity Today, Peter Chin claims Christians should preach peace instead of bogging down in the particulars of race.
My son,” said Grabantak one evening to Chingatok, “if we are henceforth to live in peace, why not unite and become one nation?The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
Impressed by the lugubrious scene, Aguinaldo yielded, and the next day peace negotiations were opened.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
And it was no light task, then, for six hundred men to keep the peace on a thousand miles of frontier.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that hath peace in his possessions!The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for peace
the state existing during the absence of war
(as modifier): peace negotiations
(modifier) denoting a person or thing symbolizing support for international peace: peace women
(often capital) a treaty marking the end of a war
a state of harmony between people or groups; freedom from strife
law and order within a state; absence of violence or other disturbance: a breach of the peace
absence of mental anxiety (often in the phrase peace of mind)
a state of stillness, silence, or serenity
in a state of harmony or friendship
in a state of serenity
dead: the old lady is at peace now
hold one's peace or keep one's peace to keep silent
keep the peace to maintain or refrain from disturbing law and order
make one's peace with to become reconciled with
make peace to bring hostilities to an end
(intr) mainly obsolete to be or become silent or still
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other 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
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