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peace

noun

  1. (order)  the state prevailing during the absence of war
    Type of: order
  2. (harmony)  harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
    Type of: harmony
  3. (tranquility)  the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    Synonyms: ataraxis, heart's-ease, heartsease, peace of mind, peacefulness, repose, serenity, shanti...
  4. (security)  the general security of public places
    Synonyms: public security. Type of: security
  5. (treaty)  a treaty to cease hostilities
    Synonyms: pacification, peace treaty. Type of: treaty

Etymology summary

"freedom from civil disorder", from Anglo-Norman pes, from Old French pais (11th...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Peace

a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or ... (38 of 4310 words, 9 images)

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Peace (disambiguation)

a state of tranquility or harmony. Peace may also refer to: Mtulazaji Davis, an American rapper also known as P.E.A.C.E. | P.E.A.C.E./War, a 1984 punk rock compilation | Peace, an alternate name for the album Archie Shepp - Bill Dixon Quartet | Peace ... (40 of 259 words, 26 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

peace | at peace [sense-specific] | hold one's peace [sense-specific] | keep the peace [sense-specific] | make one's peace with [sense-specific] | make peace [sense-specific]

the state existing during the absence of war | [modifier] | [modifier] denoting a person or thing symbolizing support for international peace | [often ... (21 of 695 words, 14 definitions, 23 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

peace | at peace | come in peace | hold your peace | keep the peace | make your peace with someone

[uncountable] a situation in which there is no war between countries or ... | [uncountable] a situation in which people are pleasant and do not cause ... (25 of 362 words, 12 definitions, 19 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

peace | peaced [past tense] | peacing [present participle] | shanti [Hinduism] | shantih [Hinduism] | Peace [sense-specific] | at peace [sense-specific] | hold or keep one's peace [sense-specific] | keep the peace [sense-specific] | ...

the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world. | "peace" or "Peace": an agreement or treaty between warring or ... (23 of 310 words, 17 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

peace [entry 1, noun] | at peace | peacefulness [synonym, sense-specific] | war [antonym, sense-specific] | accord [similar, sense-specific] | amity [similar, sense-specific] | concord [similar, sense-specific] | harmony [similar, sense-specific] | calm [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a state of tranquillity or quiet: as ; freedom from civil disturbance ; a ... | freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions | harmony ... (24 of 287 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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peace [entry 2, verb, obsolete]

to be, become, or keep silent or quiet (8 of 22 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

peace | one's | the peace | at peace | hold one's peace | keep the peace | make peace | no peace for the wicked | shanti [Indian]

freedom from disturbance; tranquillity | mental or emotional calm | a state or period in which there is no war or a war has ended | [singular] : a ... (26 of 276 words, 15 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

peace | Peace | peace of mind [sense-specific]

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 ... (27 of 135 words, 8 definitions, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

peace | peaced [past tense] | peacing [present participle] | peaces [3rd-person singular present] | frith [synonym, sense-specific] | calm [synonym, sense-specific] | disruption [antonym, sense-specific] | war [antonym, sense-specific] | goodbye [synonym, sense-specific]

A state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony. For instance, a state free from civil disturbance. | A state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions. | Harmony in personal relations. | A state free of war, in particular war between... (38 of 129 words, 7 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/peace

Cambridge Dictionary:

peace [entry 1]

freedom from war and violence, especially when people live and work together happily without disagreements (15 of 88 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/peace 1

peace [entry 2]

calm and quiet; lack of interruption or of being annoyed by worry, problems, noise or unwanted actions (17 of 88 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

peace

The absence of war or other hostilities. | An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities. | Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations ... (22 of 77 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

peace

freedom from war, or the time when a war or conflict ends | a calm and quiet state, free from disturbances or noise | a state of mental calm and ... (28 of 280 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724407​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

peace

First use: mid-12th century

Origin: "freedom from civil disorder", from Anglo-Norman pes, from Old French pais (11th century, Mod.French paix), from Latin ... (19 of 168 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

peace | peaced [past tense] | peacing [present participle] | peaces [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: 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... (28 of 84 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

peace

Origin: Middle English pais from Old French from Latin pax (generally ... | after Peace Point, where Cree and Beaver Indians made a peace pact (23 of 40 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

peace

Origin: Middle English pes, from Old French pais, pes, from Latin pāx, pāc-; see "pax".

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Oxford Dictionary:

peace | one's | the peace

Origin: Middle English: from Old French pais, from Latin pax, pac- "peace"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/peace

Collins Dictionary:

peace

First use: 12th century

Origin: from Old French pais, from Latin pāx

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/peace

Merriam-Webster:

peace [entry 1, noun]

First use: 12th century

Origin: Middle English pees, from Anglo-French pes, pees, from Latin pac-, pax; akin to Latin pacisci to agree

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/peace

Encarta Dictionary:

peace

First use: 12th century

Origin: Anglo-Norman pes from Latin pax

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724407​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

peace | peaced [past tense] | peacing [present participle] | peaces [3rd-person singular present]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "peace"

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Collins Dictionary:

peace

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

peace

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

peace

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Cambridge Dictionary:

peace [entry 1]

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the Free Dictionary:

peace

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Google Dictionary:

peace | peaces [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

peace

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Peace

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YourDictionary Audio:

peace

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freedictionary.org:

peace

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