- 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 (“peace”), from Latin pāx (“peace”), from Proto-Indo-European *paḱ- (“to fasten, stick, place”), related to Latin pacīscor (“agree, stipulate”), Latin pangō (“fasten, fix”); see pact. Displaced native Middle English frith, frede (“peace”) (from Old English friþ, frēod (“peace”)), Middle English sib, sibbe (“peace”) (from Old English sibb (“peace, kinship”)), Middle English grith (“peace, security”) (from Old English griþ and Old Norse grið), Middle English saht, saught (“peace, reconciliation”) (from Old English seht, sæht (“peace, pact, agreement”)).