peace

Definitions

  • "Valeria sleeps in peace."
    "Valeria sleeps in peace."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peace a treaty to cease hostilities "peace came on November 11th"
    • n peace the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    • n peace harmonious relations; freedom from disputes "the roommates lived in peace together"
    • n peace the state prevailing during the absence of war
    • n peace the general security of public places "he was arrested for disturbing the peace"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Peace, friendship. Hualpais Peace, friendship. Hualpais
ABERDEEN SMOKING THE PIPE OF PEACE ABERDEEN SMOKING THE PIPE OF PEACE
My peaceful pillow at Miss Plankses My peaceful pillow at Miss Plankses
Fresco: The Industrial Arts of Peace Fresco: The Industrial Arts of Peace
PEACE COMMISSION POW-WOWING WITH THE MODOCS PEACE COMMISSION POW-WOWING WITH THE MODOCS
THE DOVE OF PEACE THE DOVE OF PEACE
Peace Wigwam Peace Wigwam
PEACE PEACE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Nixon's Secretaries of State have won Noble Peace Prizes.
    • n Peace A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; reposePeace is sometimes used as an exclamation in commanding silence, quiet, or order. “Peace! foolish woman.” "The eternal love and pees ."
    • v. t. & i Peace To make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop. "Peace your tattlings.""When the thunder would not peace at my bidding."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Apollo 11 plaque left on the Moon says, "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. / WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND."
    • n peace A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; quietness; repose. Specifically— Freedom from war or hostile attacks; exemption from or cessation of hostilities; absence of civil, private, or foreign strife, embroilment, or quarrel.
    • n peace Freedom from agitation or disturbance by the passions, as from fear, terror, anger, or anxiety; quietness of mind; tranquillity; calmness; quiet of conscience.
    • n peace A state of reconciliation between parties at variance; harmony; concord.
    • n peace Public tranquillity; that quiet order and security which are guaranteed by the laws: as, to keep the peace; to break the peace; a justice of the peace.
    • n peace A compact or agreement made by contending parties to abstain from further hostilities; a treaty of peace: as, the peace of Ryswick.
    • n peace Amity.
    • n peace Quiet, Tranquillity, etc. See rest.
    • peace To hold one's peace; be or become silent; hold one's tongue.
    • peace To appease; quiet; allay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The flag of the Philippines is the only national flag that is flown differently during times of peace or war. A portion of the flag is blue, while the other is red. The blue portion is flown on top in time of peace and the red portion is flown in war time.
    • n Peace pēs a state of quiet: freedom from disturbance: freedom from war: friendliness: calm: rest: harmony: silence
    • interj Peace silence: be silent: hist!—adj. Peace′able, disposed to peace: free from war or disturbance: quiet: tranquil
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Quotations

  • Leo The Great
    Leo The Great
    “Peace is the first thing the angels sang.”
  • Pierre Corneille
    Pierre%20Corneille
    “Peace is produced by war.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “There never was a good war or a bad peace.”
  • Helen Keller
    Helen%20Keller
    “I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.”
  • John Lennon
    John%20Lennon
    “All we are saying is give peace a chance...”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “If you wish for peace be ready for war.”

Idioms

No peace for the wicked - Bad people will not be at ease or will be tormented.('No rest for the wicked' is also used.)
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Smoke the peace pipe - If people smoke the peace pipe, they stop arguing and fighting.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. pees, pais, OF. pais, paiz, pes, F. paix, L. pax, pacis, akin to pacere, paciscere, pacisci, to make an agreement, and prob. also pangere, to fasten. Cf. Appease Fair (a.) Fay (v.) Fang Pacify Pact Pay to requite

Usage

In literature:

By preference, he always used the methods of peace and persuasion.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Let her arise, not to devastate and to conquer, but to reestablish the reign of peace and law.
"America First" by Various
But the peace was a peace of despair.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
She longed for peace, and it seemed peaceful up where she was.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Each little wrangling party looked a different way for peace and security.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Will they object on the ground that they will not consent to any peace until they have assurances that it will be a permanent peace?
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
But the peace of Schoenbrunn marked the initiation of a policy which dissolved the peace of Tilsit.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Spain has insisted upon the cession of Gibraltar as a preliminary to a peace.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various
The peace of that lonely little trail-side camp has gone.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
If I conclude peace I want a lasting peace.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
The particular motive which in most cases corresponds with the transition from war to peace is the simple longing for peace.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
There had been many things to disturb the serenity of the peaceful farmhouse.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
They must come now to peace that should be peace, or to open war.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
And how she wanted to be at peace with him, at peace.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
You can tell Raoul that, and there will be peace between you.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
PLIGHTETH PEACE WITH THEM; WHICH PEACE IS BROKEN BY THE WILL OF JUNO, AND ALL MEN MAKE THEM READY FOR WAR.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
And if we should say that this Deliverance from life, this Great Peace, is Death, what matter, if it be indeed Peace?
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
Many a peaceful New England hamlet was startled by their midnight war-whoop when danger was little looked for.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
There was no peace in it, for there is neither peace nor happiness in deception.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Peace be both unto thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
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In poetry:

The gull sails softly thro' the air,
For all is calm and still below;
Peace, blessed peace is ev'rywhere,
And all regret the recent throe.
"By The Lake" by Thomas Frederick Young
"But since nae war's between the lands,
And there is peace, and peace should be;
I'll neither harm English lad or lass,
And yet the Kinmont freed shall be!"
"Kinmont Willie" by Andrew Lang
He, who, till time shall cease,
Will watch that earth, where once, not all in vain,
He died to give us peace, may not disdain
A prayer whose theme is — peace.
"Christmas" by Henry Timrod
That here where smiling peace and plenty reign,
Beneath the glory of unclouded skies
A Nation that shall know no honour stain
Girt by sons pure and peaceful, shall arise
"A New Year's Address, 1870." by Nora Pembroke
It is evening; it is hallowed for being that:
Let tumult die within us all: Tafu!
The spies of heaven, the stars return: Tapul
And peaceful heaven covers peaceful earth.
"Hawaii" by Padraic Colum
Peace, peace, the men of God cry, ye be bold,
The world hath known, 'tis Heaven who claims him now,
And in our railings we but cast aside
The noble traits he bid us hold.
"In Memoriam" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson

In news:

Both Arabs and Israelis are skeptical: “This is a pause, not a peace.”.
Rest in Peace, David Broder .
Brulé Sioux Spotted Tail's Pledge of Peace.
NAPF 's 29th Annual Evening for Peace Honors Senator De Brum .
The guys from the Nerdist introduce the Galactic Groomers — A Sith and Jedi cleaning company working in peace and harmony to clean pets no matter if you are here on Earth or from the planet Endor.
This is, in a way, perfect, since it shows that not even the mostly unaccountable bureaucrats running the EU can keep the peace among themselves.
MASON CITY Betty Burley , 92, of Mason City, died peacefully Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Heritage Care Center.
Dorothy Jane Burnside Chadderton of Miami passed peacefully into heaven surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010.
Burundi Grasps at Peace.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, the father of microcredit, has a new idea.
But if I heed that call, the Creator of peace will shower me with a peace that surpasses all understanding if I just trust him.
We won war on poverty, but then we lost the peace.
Could there be peace in our time.
Auburn standoff ends peacefully with suspect's surrender.
David LaMotte, a 2008-10 Rotary Peace Fellow, thanked Rotarians for supporting the Rotary Peace Centers.
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In science:

Peaceful Coexistence” is Abner Shimony’s term: “Metaants – as perfectly consistent with SR.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
We carry our responsibility to find the best ways to get accurate, documented, and clear, up-to- date atomic data along with distributing it freely worldwide for scientific research and peaceful purposes.
Comprehensive online Atomic Database Management System (DBMS) with Highly Qualified Computing Capabilities
To preserve the peaceful coexistence between quantum physics and relativity, one concludes that a deterministic quantum amplifier is impossible to build. N.
Heralded photon amplification for quantum communication
In this paper, following , we prove that such a peaceful coexistence between relativity and faster than light hidden influences can’t exist.
Quantum correlations in Newtonian space and time: arbitrarily fast communication or nonlocality
Usually, quantum correlations are seen as being in tension with (special) relativity, remember Shimony’s statement about the peaceful coexistence of quantum theory and relativity.
Quantum correlations in Newtonian space and time: arbitrarily fast communication or nonlocality
This represents a 6% increase in real terms since 2008 and a 49% increase since 2000 (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute).
FuturICT
I try to achieve of the ‘peaceful coexistence’ between principles of Einstein’s relativity (locality and determinism) and quantum theory which is incompatible with local supplementary parameters.
Quantum theory requires gravity and superrelativity
In particular – and this is also of utmost significance for our purposes here – he realized that the hole argument and the principle of general covariance can peacefully coexist if and only if the mathematical individuation of the points of a spacetime manifold is physically meaningless.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
Verification of the consistency relation should give ma jor peace of evidence that the Inflation did happened.
Inflation
There is good reason to expect that both kinds of forces act (amongst others) peacefully side by side.
Baryons 2002: Outlook
Reuther Professor of Research in the peaceful use of Atomic Energy.
Advances in imaging THGEM-based detectors
When the algorithm stops one has the “peace of mind” that, up to a small error probability, the p-value reported by the procedure is on the same side of some threshold as the theoretical p-value.
Sequential Implementation of Monte Carlo Tests with Uniformly Bounded Resampling Risk
Also the peaceful application of nuclear fission energy happened very quickly: by 1954 the thermal energy from a controlled fission chain reaction could be used to produce commercial electric energy .
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
We shall now show that (in the absence of CP violation) this interruption is not likely to lead to Zeno-like effects so that both pictures, the continuous and instantaneous measurement pictures peacefully coexist20 .
Crucial tests of the existence of a Time Operator
As we thereby arm the state against ourselves, we move farther from a peaceful, cooperative, and enjoyable world.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
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