- peaceW2S2 [pi:s] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(no war)¦2¦(no noise/interruptions)¦3¦(calm/not worried)¦4 make (your) peace with somebody5 keep the peace6 hold/keep your peace7 disturb the peace8 rest in peace▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[Date: 1100-1200; : Old French; Origin: pais, from Latin pax]1.) ¦(NO WAR)¦ [singular, U]a situation in which there is no war or fighting▪ The country is at peace with its neighbours for the first time in years.▪ By the end of the century, France had made peace with Britain.▪ a city where people of different religions have lived together in peace for centuries▪ efforts to bring peace to the region▪ a dangerous situation which threatens world peacepeace between▪ a lasting peace between the two sides▪ An uneasy peace continued until 1939.▪ the Northern Ireland peace talks▪ an international peace conference▪ the peace treaty that ended the First World War▪ the Middle East peace process2.) ¦(NO NOISE/INTERRUPTIONS)¦[U]a very quiet and pleasant situation in which you are not interruptedin peace▪ I'll leave you now and let you get dressed in peace.▪ I wish she would just leave me in peace .▪ All I want is some peace and quiet .3.) ¦(CALM/NOT WORRIED)¦[U]a feeling of being calm, happy, and not worried▪ the search for inner peace▪ Having household insurance is supposed to give you peace of mind .▪ Lynn seems to be more at peace with herself these days (=calm, satisfied, no longer worried about anything) .4.) make (your) peace with sbto end a quarrel with a person or group, especially by telling them you are sorry▪ Ann wanted to make her peace with her father before he died.5.) keep the peaceto stop people from fighting, arguing, or causing trouble▪ The US is sending troops overseas in order to keep the peace.6.) hold/keep your peaceformal old-fashioned to keep quiet even though you would like to say something7.) disturb the peacelaw to behave in a noisy or violent way▪ Macklin was charged with disturbing the peace.→breach of the peace at ↑breach1 (5)8.) rest in peacewords that are said during a funeral service for someone who has died, or written on a ↑gravestone→↑RIP▬▬▬▬▬▬▬COLLOCATES for sense 1be at peace (with somebody) (=not be involved in a war)make peace (=agree to stop fighting)live in peace (=live without fighting)bring peace to somewhereworld peacelasting peaceuneasy peacepeace talks/negotiations/conferencepeace treaty/agreement/accordpeace movement/march/campaigner/protesterthe peace process▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.