peacemaker

[ pees-mey-ker ]
/ ˈpisˌmeɪ kər /

noun

a person, group, or nation that tries to make peace, especially by reconciling parties who disagree, quarrel, or fight.

Nearby words

  1. peaceful,
  2. peaceful coexistence,
  3. peacefully,
  4. peacekeeper,
  5. peacekeeping,
  6. peacemaking,
  7. peacenik,
  8. peacetime,
  9. peach,
  10. peach bark beetle

Origin of peacemaker

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at peace, maker

Related formspeace·mak·ing, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for peacemaker

peacemaker

/ (ˈpiːsˌmeɪkə) /

noun

a person who establishes peace, esp between others
Derived Formspeacemaking, noun

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Word Origin and History for peacemaker

peacemaker

n.

early 15c., from peace + maker.

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