- 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.peace with: Peace with Russia enabled German forces to fight in the west.a lasting peace: the possibility of a lasting peace in the Balkansmake peace (with someone): The UN Secretary General urged the two sides to make peace.a ) singular an agreement to end a war:Fortunately, a peace satisfactory to both countries was soon negotiated.b ) only before noun relating to, or intended to bring or preserve peace:a peace agreement/conferencepeace moves/talks/negotiations2. ) uncount a situation in which people are pleasant and do not cause trouble:There won't be any peace until he gets what he wants.3. ) uncount a calm quiet situation in which you are not annoyed by noise or other people:Can't I get a moment's peace around here?peace and quiet/tranquility: It's not the vacation to choose if you're looking for peace and quiet.disturb/shatter someone's peace: A motorcycle roared by, shattering their peace.in peace: He just wanted to read his newspaper in peace.You should leave the poor man in peace (=stay away from him).4. ) uncount a state when you are calm and have no worries:Buddhism teaches you how to achieve inner peace.peace of mind: With this type of insurance, you're buying peace of mind.a breach/disturbance of the peace LEGALnoisy or violent behavior in public:Sam was charged with causing a breach of the peace.at peace1. ) not fighting a war2. ) used for saying that someone is dead and therefore has no more worries3. ) if you are at peace you do not feel angry, unhappy, etc.:at peace with: At 70, she was at peace with herself and the world.come in peaceto arrive somewhere with friendly intentionshold your peace FORMALto avoid an argument by remaining silentkeep the peace1. ) to avoid or prevent an argument:It was my job to keep the peace between my younger sisters.2. ) LEGAL to avoid or prevent noisy or violent behavior in publicmake (your) peace (with someone)to end an argument with someone and stop feeling angry toward them:It's time he made his peace with his family.=> REST 2
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.