peace

peace
W2S2 [pi:s] n
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1¦(no war)¦
2¦(no noise/interruptions)¦
3¦(calm/not worried)¦
4 make (your) peace with somebody
5 keep the peace
6 hold/keep your peace
7 disturb the peace
8 rest in peace
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[Date: 1100-1200; : Old French; Origin: pais, from Latin pax]
1.) ¦(NO WAR)¦ [singular, U]
a situation in which there is no war or fighting
The country is at peace with its neighbours for the first time in years.
By the end of the century, France had made peace with Britain.
a city where people of different religions have lived together in peace for centuries
efforts to bring peace to the region
a dangerous situation which threatens world peace
peace between
a lasting peace between the two sides
An uneasy peace continued until 1939.
the Northern Ireland peace talks
an international peace conference
the peace treaty that ended the First World War
the Middle East peace process
2.) ¦(NO NOISE/INTERRUPTIONS)¦[U]
a very quiet and pleasant situation in which you are not interrupted
in peace
I'll leave you now and let you get dressed in peace.
I wish she would just leave me in peace .
All I want is some peace and quiet .
3.) ¦(CALM/NOT WORRIED)¦[U]
a feeling of being calm, happy, and not worried
the search for inner peace
Having household insurance is supposed to give you peace of mind .
Lynn seems to be more at peace with herself these days (=calm, satisfied, no longer worried about anything) .
4.) make (your) peace with sb
to end a quarrel with a person or group, especially by telling them you are sorry
Ann wanted to make her peace with her father before he died.
5.) keep the peace
to stop people from fighting, arguing, or causing trouble
The US is sending troops overseas in order to keep the peace.
6.) hold/keep your peace
formal old-fashioned to keep quiet even though you would like to say something
7.) disturb the peace
law to behave in a noisy or violent way
Macklin was charged with disturbing the peace.
breach of the peace atbreach1 (5)
8.) rest in peace
words that are said during a funeral service for someone who has died, or written on a ↑gravestone
→↑RIP
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
be at peace (with somebody) (=not be involved in a war)
make peace (=agree to stop fighting)
live in peace (=live without fighting)
bring peace to somewhere
world peace
lasting peace
uneasy peace
peace talks/negotiations/conference
peace treaty/agreement/accord
peace movement/march/campaigner/protester
the peace process
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • PEACE — (Heb. שָׁלוֹם, shalom). In the Bible The verb shalem (so both the perfect, Gen. 15:16, and the participle, Gen. 33:18) in the qal means to be whole, complete, or sound. PEACE. The range of nuances is rather wide. That the iniquity of the Amorites …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • peace — [ pis ] noun *** 1. ) uncount a situation in which there is no war between countries or groups: peace in: For many years the agreement maintained peace in Europe. peace between: The Camp David agreement brought peace between Israel and Egypt.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Peace — Peace, n. [OE. pees, pais, OF. pais, paiz, pes, F. paix, L. pax, pacis, akin to pacere, paciscere, pacisci, to make an agreement, and prob. also pangere to fasten. Cf. {Appease}, {Fair}, a., {Fay}, v., {Fang}, {Pacify}, {Pact}, {Pay} to requite.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peace — ► NOUN 1) freedom from disturbance; tranquillity. 2) freedom from or the ending of war. 3) (the peace) Christian Church an action such as a handshake, signifying unity, performed during the Eucharist. ● at peace Cf. ↑at peace …   English terms dictionary

  • Peace — (engl. „Frieden“) bezeichnet: ein Album des britischen Duos Eurythmics, siehe Peace (Album) im Sprachgebrauch als Peace Zeichen (Anglizismus) das Friedenszeichen eine Rosensorte, siehe Gloria Dei Peace ist der Familienname folgender Personen:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • peace — UK US /piːs/ noun [U] POLITICS ► freedom from war and violence: achieve/broker/promote peace »Failure to achieve peace in the Middle East was one of the Secretary of State s major regrets. at peace »The country is now at peace after nearly 30… …   Financial and business terms

  • Peace — Peace, Love Truth Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Peace, Love Thruth Álbum recopilatorio de John Lennon Publicación 4 de agosto de 2005 Grabación 1969 …   Wikipedia Español

  • peace — n: a state of tranquillity or quiet: as a: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom keeping the peace b: freedom from civil disturbance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • peace — [pēs] n. [ME pais < OFr < L pax (gen. pacis) < IE base * pak , to fasten > FANG, L pacisci, to confirm an agreement, pangere, to fasten] 1. freedom from war or a stopping of war 2. a treaty or agreement to end war or the threat of war …   English World dictionary

  • peace — (n.) mid 12c., freedom from civil disorder, from Anglo Norm. pes, from O.Fr. pais (11c., Mod.Fr. paix), from L. pacem (nom. pax) treaty of peace, tranquility, absence of war (Cf. Prov. patz, Sp. paz, It. pace), from PIE *pak fasten, related to… …   Etymology dictionary

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