- Peace is calmness and tranquility, a time when there are no wars going on or the state of having no war or conflict.
- An example of peace is a feeling you have on a quiet Sunday morning as you sit on a deck in the woods and watch the birds.
- An example of peace is when a war between two countries end and all are getting along.
A moment of peace.
- freedom from war or a stopping of war
- a treaty or agreement to end war or the threat of war
- freedom from public disturbance or disorder; public security; law and order
- freedom from disagreement or quarrels; harmony; concord
- an undisturbed state of mind; absence of mental conflict; serenityin full peace of mind
- calm; quiet; tranquillity
Origin of peaceMiddle English pais ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin pax (gen. pacis) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pak-, to fasten from source fang, Classical Latin pacisci, to confirm an agreement, pangere, to fasten
- free from war
- quiet; in repose
hold one's peaceor keep one's peace
keep the peace
make one's peace with
Origin of Peaceafter Peace Point, where Cree and amp; Beaver Indians made a peace pact
- The absence of war or other hostilities.
- An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities: negotiated the peace.
- Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations: roommates living in peace with each other.
- Public security and order: was arrested for disturbing the peace.
- Inner contentment; serenity: peace of mind.
Origin of peaceMiddle English pes, from Old French pais, pes, from Latin pāx, pāc-; see Pax .
(usually uncountable, plural peaces)
- A state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony. For instance, a state free from civil disturbance.
- Our lounge strives to maintain an environment of peace for the comfort of our customers.
- A state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions.
- The safety equipment will give me some peace of mind.
- Harmony in personal relations.
- A state free of war, in particular war between different countries.
- My boy, this peace is what all true warriors strive for.
- (archaic) Shut up!, silence!; be quiet, be silent.
- (slang) Shortened form of peace out; goodbye.
(third-person singular simple present peaces, present participle peacing, simple past and past participle peaced)
From Middle English pece, peas, pees, from Old French pais (â€œpeaceâ€), from Latin pÄx (â€œpeaceâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *paá¸±- (â€œto fasten, stick, placeâ€), related to Latin pacÄ«scor (â€œagree, stipulateâ€), Latin pangÅ (â€œfasten, fixâ€); see pact. Displaced native Middle English frith, frede (â€œpeaceâ€) (from Old English friÃ¾, frÄ“od (â€œpeaceâ€)), Middle English sib, sibbe (â€œpeaceâ€) (from Old English sibb (â€œpeace, kinshipâ€)), Middle English grith (â€œpeace, securityâ€) (from Old English griÃ¾ and Old Norse griÃ°), Middle English saht, saught (â€œpeace, reconciliationâ€) (from Old English seht, sÃ¦ht (â€œpeace, pact, agreementâ€)).