Definition of “peace” - English Dictionary

“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 people live and work together happily without disagreements:

Now that the war is over may there be a lasting peace between our nations.
Peace lasted in Europe for just over 20 years after 1918 before war broke out again.
She's very good at keeping (the) peace within the family.
The police act on the public's behalf to keep the peace.
Stop fighting you two - shake hands 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 unwanted actions:

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 finish our dinner 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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“peace” in American English

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peacenoun [ U ]

us /pis/

peace noun [ U ] (NO VIOLENCE)

(a period of) freedom from war or violence, esp. when people live and work together without violent disagreements:

People don't like to think about spending money 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.

(Definition of “peace” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“peace” in Business English

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peacenoun [ U ]

uk /piːs/ us 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 civil war.
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)