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peace British & World English

Freedom from disturbance; tranquillity

no rest for the wicked British & World English

The speaker’s heavy workload or lack of tranquillity is due to their sinful life

peace English Thesaurus

can't a man get any peace around here?

peace day British & World English

A day on which peace is achieved (following a war, etc.).

peace man British & World English

A man who favours or advocates peace.

at peace British & World English

Free from anxiety or distress

peace belt British & World English

A belt of wampum used by North American Indians as a sign of peace.

peace bond British & World English

A bond required by a court from an individual deemed to pose a threat to the safety or property of others, intended to deter that person from disturbing the peace.

peace game British & World English

An exercise in the maintenance of international peace.

peace-guild British & World English

A guild established for the maintenance of peace; = frith-guild.

peace lily British & World English

A tropical plant of the genus Spathiphyllum (family Araceae), several varieties of which are cultivated for their white spathes; also called peace plant.

peace line British & World English

A line of demarcation drawn to avert conflict.

peace march British & World English

A march conducted during peacetime, or on peaceful terms, rather than as a tactic of war; especially a march organized in celebration of the conclusion of peace. Now rare.

peace park British & World English

A public park created to commemorate the end of a war or to promote the ideal of peace.

peace prize British & World English

An award presented in recognition of a contribution to the promotion of peace (chiefly with reference to the Nobel Prize).

Peace River British & World English

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

peace walk British & World English

A walk in support of peace.

peace work British & World English

Efforts to promote, preserve, or restore peace.

make peace British & World English

Re-establish friendly relations

peace camp British & World English

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

Peace Corps British & World English

An organization sending young people to work as volunteers in developing countries

peace order British & World English

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

peace pipe British & World English

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

peace sign British & World English

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

peace talks British & World English

A conference or series of discussions aimed at ending hostilities

British peace British & World English

A state or period of relative peace in the countries of the former British Empire, seen as resulting from the British presence and administration.

English peace British & World English

Peace established within Britain and the British Empire and dominions; an instance of this; = British peace.

peace-breaker British & World English

A person who violates peace or stirs up strife; a disputatious or quarrelsome person; a person who commits a breach of the peace, a violator of public order.

peace economy British & World English

An economy characteristic of peacetime, in which defence expenditure is relatively low and only a small part of the labour force is engaged in arms production, etc.

peace garden British & World English

A public garden created to commemorate the end of a war or to promote the ideal of peace.

peace marcher British & World English

A person who takes part in a peace march.

Peace People British & World English

(With plural concord) a peace movement established in Northern Ireland in 1976 to campaign for a peaceful resolution of the conflict there.

peace pledge British & World English

An undertaking to abstain from fighting or to promote peace.

peace process British & World English

A series of initiatives, talks, etc., designed to bring about a negotiated settlement between warring or disputing parties.

peace studies British & World English

The academic study of the causes of conflict and other matters relating to the establishment or maintenance of peace.

peace symbol British & World English

A symbol regarded as emblematic of peace; especially the symbol (consisting of a circle bisected by a vertical diameter with an inverted V in the lower half) adopted by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and other movements.

peace talker British & World English

A person who negotiates or advocates peace; a person who takes part in peace talks.

peace-talking British & World English

That talks of peace.

peace-trained British & World English

(Of a soldier, etc.) trained during peacetime.

peace warrant British & World English

A warrant for arrest issued by a justice of the peace.

peace worker British & World English

A member of a workforce during peacetime (rare).

peace-loving British & World English

Inclined to avoid conflict or aggression; peaceable

peace officer British & World English

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

peace offensive British & World English

An active movement or campaign directed towards the achievement of peace.

peace dividend British & World English

A sum of public money which becomes available for other purposes when spending on defence is reduced

peace movement British & World 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 British & World English

A propitiatory or conciliatory gift

pipe of peace British & World English

A North American Indian peace pipe; a calumet; also in extended use.

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