peacetime

[ pees-tahym ]
/ ˈpisˌtaɪm /
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noun

a time or period of peace: a large navy even in peacetime.

adjective

of or for such a period: peacetime uses of atomic energy.

Nearby words

  1. peacekeeper,
  2. peacekeeping,
  3. peacemaker,
  4. peacemaking,
  5. peacenik,
  6. peach,
  7. peach bark beetle,
  8. peach blossom,
  9. peach brandy,
  10. peach melba

Origin of peacetime

First recorded in 1545–55; peace + time

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British Dictionary definitions for peacetime

peacetime

/ (ˈpiːsˌtaɪm) /

noun

  1. a period without war; time of peace
  2. (as modifier)a peacetime agreement
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Word Origin and History for peacetime

peacetime

n.

also peace-time, 1550s, from peace + time (n.).

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