peace Definition

  • 1a state of tranquility or quiet; freedom from disturbance or agitation
  • 2freedom from or the cessation of war or violence
  • 3harmony in personal relations

Using peace: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "peace" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The peace and quiet of the countryside was a welcome change from the noise of the city.

  • Example

    The two countries signed a peace treaty to end the war.

  • Example

    She found peace in her meditation practice.

  • Example

    The family made peace after their argument.

peace Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using peace

  • hold one's peace

    to remain silent or not speak up about something


    He decided to hold his peace and not tell his boss what he really thought about the new project.

  • to maintain order and prevent conflict


    The police were called in to keep the peace during the protest.

  • something that is very easy to do


    For someone with your experience, this job will be a piece of cake.

Phrases with peace

  • in a state of tranquility or calmness


    After years of struggling with anxiety, she finally felt at peace.

  • to reconcile or resolve a conflict between two parties


    The mediator helped the two sides make peace and come to an agreement.

  • a state of mental calmness and tranquility


    Yoga and meditation help me find peace of mind amidst the stress of daily life.

Origins of peace

from Old French 'pais', meaning 'peace, reconciliation'


Summary: peace in Brief

The term 'peace' [piːs] refers to a state of tranquility, calmness, and freedom from disturbance or violence. It can also refer to harmony in personal relationships. Examples include 'The peace and quiet of the countryside,' and 'The family made peace after their argument.' Phrases like 'at peace' and 'peace of mind' denote a state of mental calmness, while idioms like 'hold one's peace' and 'keep the peace' imply silence and order, respectively.

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