- cease|fire [ˈsi:sfaıə US -faır] nan agreement to stop fighting for a period of time, especially so that a more permanent agreement can be made▪ a ceasefire agreement▪ They have called a temporary ceasefire in the region.
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ceasefire — also cease fire, 1847, as a military command, from CEASE (Cf. cease) + FIRE (Cf. fire) in the gunnery sense. Meaning a cessation of shooting is recorded from 1918. Generally two words until after mid 20c … Etymology dictionary
ceasefire — ► NOUN ▪ a temporary suspension of fighting … English terms dictionary
ceasefire — 01. After 5 years of fighting the two sides have finally agreed to a [ceasefire]. 02. The Israelis and the Arabs have called a [ceasefire], and are meeting in an attempt to bring an end to the conflict. 03. The [ceasefire] between the IRA and the … Grammatical examples in English
Ceasefire — Truce redirects here. For other uses, see Truce (disambiguation). For other uses, see Ceasefire (disambiguation). A truce not a compromise, but a chance for high toned gentlemen to retire gracefully from their very civil declarations of war. By… … Wikipedia
ceasefire — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete ▪ immediate ▪ unilateral ▪ unconditional ▪ temporary VERB + CEASEFIRE … Collocations dictionary
Ceasefire (M*A*S*H) — Infobox Television episode Title = Ceasefire Series = M*A*S*H Caption = Season = 1 Episode = 23 Airdate = March 18, 1973 Production = J323 Writer = Larry Gelbart Robert Klane Director = Earl Bellamy Guests = Episode list = List of M*A*S*H… … Wikipedia
ceasefire */ — UK [ˈsiːsˌfaɪə(r)] / US [ˈsɪsˌfaɪr] noun [countable] Word forms ceasefire : singular ceasefire plural ceasefires an agreement to stop fighting for a period of time, especially in order to discuss permanent peace He believed the ceasefire would… … English dictionary
ceasefire — [[t]si͟ːsfaɪə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ ceasefires also cease fire N COUNT A ceasefire is an arrangement in which countries or groups of people that are fighting each other agree to stop fighting. They have agreed to a ceasefire after three years of conflict … English dictionary
ceasefire — noun In warfare, an agreed end to hostilities for a specific purpose. (Typically only temporary). The rebels agreed to a ceasefire while the peace talks were underway. Syn: armistice, truce … Wiktionary
ceasefire — cease|fire [ sis,faır ] noun count * an agreement to stop fighting for a period of time, especially in order to discuss permanent peace: He believed the ceasefire would hold … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English