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peace    : [p'is]
Peace \Peace\, v. t. & i.
To make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop. [R.] "Peace
your tattlings." --Shak.
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When the thunder would not peace at my bidding. --Shak.
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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
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.
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Note: Peace is sometimes used as an exclamation in commanding
silence, quiet, or order. "Peace! foolish woman."
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{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 polliceman,
sheriff or constable.

{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.
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n 1: the state prevailing during the absence of war [ant: {state
of war}, {war}]
2: harmonious relations; freedom from disputes; "the roommates
lived in peace together"
3: the absence of mental stress or anxiety [synonym: {peace},
{peacefulness}, {peace of mind}, {repose}, {serenity},
{heartsease}, {ataraxis}]
4: the general security of public places; "he was arrested for
disturbing the peace" [synonym: {peace}, {public security}]
5: a treaty to cease hostilities; "peace came on November 11th"
[synonym: {peace}, {peace treaty}, {pacification}]

181 Moby Thesaurus words for "peace":
Pax Dei, Pax Romana, Peace of God, 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 in bello, 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

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