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Meaning of PEACE

Pronunciation:  pees

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a treaty to cease hostilities; "peace came on November 11th"
  2. [n]  the absence of mental stress or anxiety
  3. [n]  harmonious relations; freedom from disputes; "the roommates lived in peace together"
  4. [n]  the state prevailing during the absence of war
  5. [n]  the general security of public places; "he was arrested for disturbing the peace"

PEACE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: ataraxis, heartsease, pacification, peace of mind, peace treaty, peacefulness, public security, repose, serenity
 Antonyms: state of war, war
 See Also: accord, amity, armistice, cease-fire, collective security, conciliation, concord, concordance, harmony, order, pact, Pax Romana, Peace of Westphalia, quietness, quietude, security, tranquility, tranquillity, treaty, truce



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or
    agitation; calm; repose; specifically:
    (a) Exemption from, or cessation of, war with public enemies.
    (b) Public quiet, order, and contentment in obedience to law.
    (c) Exemption from, or subjection of, agitating passions;
        tranquillity of mind or conscience.
    (d) Reconciliation; agreement after variance; harmony;
        concord. ``The eternal love and pees.'' --Chaucer.
    Note: Peace is sometimes used as an exclamation in commanding
          silence, quiet, or order. ``Peace! foolish woman.''
    {At peace}, in a state of peace.
    {Breach of the peace}. See under {Breach}.
    {Justice of the peace}. See under {Justice}.
    {Peace of God}. (Law)
    (a) A term used in wills, indictments, etc., as denoting a
        state of peace and good conduct.
    (b) (Theol.) The peace of heart which is the gift of God.
    {Peace offering}.
    (a) (Jewish Antiq.) A voluntary offering to God in token of
        devout homage and of a sense of friendly communion with
    (b) A gift or service offered as satisfaction to an offended
    {Peace officer}, a civil officer whose duty it is to preserve
       the public peace, to prevent riots, etc., as a sheriff or
    {To hold one's peace}, to be silent; to refrain from
    {To make one's peace with}, to reconcile one with, to plead
       one's cause with, or to become reconciled with, another.
       ``I will make your peace with him.'' --Shak.
  2. \Peace\, v. t. & i.
    To make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop. [R.] ``Peace
    your tattlings.'' --Shak.
          When the thunder would not peace at my bidding. --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of peace and tranquility indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It may signal and end of a cycle and the pause before the beginning of a new endeavor. It also suggest that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness. Alternatively, the maddening quietness may refer to the calm before the storm.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accord, accordance, affinity, agape, agreement, amity, armistice, arrangement, array, assent, ataraxia, ataraxy, awful silence, bonds of harmony, breathing spell, brotherly love, buffer zone, calm, calmness, caritas, cease-fire, cement of friendship, charity, chorus, coherence, coincidence, commodiousness, communion, community, community of interests, compatibility, composure, concert, concord, concordance, conformance, conformation, conformity, congeniality, congruence, congruency, congruity, consistency, consonance, consort, contemplation, convenience, cooling-off period, cooperation, correspondence, coziness, cushioniness, dead, dead of night, deathlike silence, demilitarized zone, deployment, disposal, disposition, easiness, empathy, equivalence, esprit, esprit de corps, feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellowship, formation, frictionlessness, friendliness, golden silence, good vibes, good vibrations, happy family, harmoniousness, harmony, hollow truce, homelikeness, homeliness, homeyness, hospitality, hush, hush of night, identity, imperturbability, inaudibility, intersection, kinship, layout, like-mindedness, lineup, love, lucid stillness, lull, luxuriousness, marmoreal repose, marshaling, modus vivendi, mum, mutuality, neutral territory, nirvana, noiselessness, oneness, order, organization, overlap, pacification, parallelism, Pax Dei, pax in bello, Pax Romana, Peace of God, peace of mind, peaceableness, peacefulness, peacetime, placidity, placidness, proportion, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quietism, quietness, quietude, rapport, rapprochement, reciprocity, regularity, repose, reposefulness, rest, restfulness, roominess, routine, satori, self-consistency, serenity, setup, sharing, silence, silentness, silken repose, sleep, slumber, snugness, softness, solemn silence, solidarity, soundlessness, stand-down, still, stillness, structure, suspension of hostilities, symmetry, sympathy, symphony, sync, synchronism, system, tacitness, taciturnity, tally, team spirit, temporary arrangement, timing, tomblike silence, tranquillity, treaty of peace, truce, understanding, uniformity, union, unison, unisonance, unity, warmness, whisht, wise passiveness