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peacenoun [U]

 us   /pis/
  • peace noun [U] (NO VIOLENCE)

(a ​period of) ​freedom from ​war or ​violence, esp. when ​peoplelive and ​work together without ​violentdisagreements: People don't like to ​think about ​spendingmoney on the ​military in a ​time of peace. The ​country has been at peace for 25 ​years (= not ​involved in ​war during this ​period).
  • peace noun [U] (CALM)

calm and ​quiet; ​freedom from ​worry or ​annoyance: I need peace and ​quiet to ​study.
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"peace" in British English

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peacenoun [U]

uk   /piːs/  us   /piːs/
  • peace noun [U] (NO VIOLENCE)

B2 freedom from ​war and ​violence, ​especially when ​peoplelive and ​work together ​happily without ​disagreements: peace ​talks/​proposals a peace ​conference/​initiative Now that the ​war is over may there be a lasting peace between ​ournations. Peace ​lasted in ​Europe for just over 20 ​years after 1918 before ​warbroke out again. She's very good at keeping (the) peace within the ​family. The ​policeact on the public's ​behalf to keep the peace. Stop ​fighting you two - ​shakehands and make (​your) peace (with each other)!

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  • peace noun [U] (CALM)

B1 the ​state of not being ​interrupted or ​annoyed by ​worry, ​problems, ​noise, or ​unwantedactions: You'll need peace and ​quiet to ​study. He says he's at peace when he's ​walking in the ​mountains. Go away and leave us to ​finishourdinner in peace. For everyone's peace of ​mind go back and ​check that you ​locked the ​door. There'll be no peace until she gets what she ​wants. I didn't ​agree with what she said but I held my peace (= did not say anything).

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(Definition of peace from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"peace" in Business English

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peacenoun [U]

uk   us   /piːs/ POLITICS
freedom from ​war and violence: achieve/broker/promote peace Failure to ​achieve peace in the Middle East was one of the ​Secretary of State's ​major regrets.at peace The country is now at peace after nearly 30 ​years of ​civilwar.peace accord/agreement/deal Officials say they hope to ​forge a peace ​agreement next ​year.peace negotiations/proposals/talks The two ​sides have ​agreed to ​resume peace ​negotiations.
(Definition of peace from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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