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peace US English

Freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility

peace US Thesaurus

can't a man get any peace around here?

no rest for the weary US English

One’s heavy workload or lack of tranquility is due to one’s own choices, or to one’s sinful life

at peace US English

Free from anxiety or distress

make peace US English

Re-establish friendly relations; become reconciled

peace camp US English

An informal encampment set up as a public protest against a military establishment or an aspect of military policy

Peace Corps US English

An organization sponsored by the US government that sends young people to work as volunteers in developing countries

peace order US English

A court order offering protection to certain classes of person who are not eligible to petition for a protective order

peace pipe US English

A tobacco pipe offered and smoked as a token of peace among North American Indians

Peace River US English

A river that flows for 1,194 miles (1,923 km) from northern British Columbia into Alberta to the Slave River

peace sign US English

A sign of peace made by holding up the hand with palm turned outward and the first two fingers extended in a V-shape

peace talk US English

A discussion about peace or the ending of hostilities, especially a conference or series of discussions aimed at achieving peace

peace-loving US English

Inclined to avoid conflict or aggression

peace officer US English

A civil officer appointed to preserve law and order, such as a sheriff or police officer

peace dividend US English

A sum of public money that becomes available for other purposes when spending on defense is reduced

peace movement US English

A broad movement opposed to preparations for war, especially a movement in Britain and western Europe attempting since the 1950s to bring about a reduction in or elimination of nuclear weapons

peace offering US English

A propitiatory or conciliatory gift

kiss of peace US English

A ceremonial kiss given or exchanged as a sign of unity, especially during the Christian Eucharist

keep the peace US English

Refrain or prevent others from disturbing civil order

hold one's peace US English

Remain silent about something

Peace Garden State US English

A nickname for the state of North Dakota.

Peace Pledge Union US English

A pacifist organization formed in 1936 and supported by a number of socialist writers and intellectuals including Bertrand Russell, Siegfried Sassoon, and Aldous Huxley

Prince of Peace US English

A title given to Jesus Christ (in allusion to Isa. 9:6)

Utrecht, Peace of US English

A series of treaties (1713–14) ending the War of the Spanish Succession. The disputed throne of Spain was given to the French Philip V, but the union of the French and Spanish thrones was forbidden. The House of Hanover succeeded to the British throne and the former Spanish territories in Italy were ceded to the Habsburgs

breach of the peace US English

An act of violent or noisy behavior that causes a public disturbance and is considered a criminal offense

justice of the peace US English

A magistrate appointed to hear minor cases, perform marriages, grant licenses, etc., in a town, county, or other local district

commission of the peace US English

The Justices of the Peace in a particular jurisdiction considered collectively

quiet US English

Freedom from disturbance or interruption by others

at peace in peace US English

Free from anxiety or distress

make peace in peace US English

Re-establish friendly relations; become reconciled

the peace in peace US English

A ceremonial handshake or kiss exchanged during a service in some churches (now usually only in the Eucharist), symbolizing Christian love and unity

kiss of peace in kiss US English

A ceremonial kiss given or exchanged as a sign of unity, especially during the Christian Eucharist

hold one's peace in peace US English

Remain silent about something

keep the peace in peace US English

Refrain or prevent others from disturbing civil order

peacemaker US English

A person who brings about peace, especially by reconciling adversaries


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