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Definition of the noun peace

What does peace mean as a name of something?

Peace is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: peaces

  1. the state prevailing during the absence of war
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • antonym: war
    • more generic word: order = established customary state
    • more specific terms:
  2. harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
    • example: the roommates lived in peace together
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: concord / concordance / harmony = a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties
  3. the absence of mental stress or anxiety
  4. the general security of public places
    • example: he was arrested for disturbing the peace
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of peace: public security
    • more generic word: security = the state of being free from danger or injury
  5. a treaty to cease hostilities
    • example: peace came on November 11th
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of peace: pacification / peace treaty
    • more generic words: accord / pact / treaty = a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
    • instances:
      • Peace of Westphalia = the peace treaty that ended the Thirty Years' War in 1648
      • Treaty of Versailles = the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans

Alternative definition of the noun peace


  1. A state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony, e.g., a state free from civil disturbance.
  2. A state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions.
  3. Harmony in personal relations.
  4. A state free of war, in particular war between different countries.

Other definitions of peace

What does peace also mean?


  1. [slang] Shortened form of peace out; goodbye.
  2. [archaic] Shut up, be quiet, be silent


  1. Peace are an English indie rock quartet, formed in Worcester. The band consists of brothers Harry and Samuel Koisser, Douglas Castle and Dominic Boyce. The band began to receive critical acclaim in early 2012 from publications such as The Guardian and NME, who compared them to The Maccabees, Foals, Wu Lyf and Vampire Weekend.
  2. Peace is a musical group.
    • albums: "Slow Children", "My Face"

There are other groups with in their name, like At Peace, Free Peace, Peace Choir, Bitter Peace, Love & Peace, Peace & Love, Peace Corpse, Dogs of Peace, Peace & Quiet, Peace of Mind, Disaster Peace, Love and Peace, Our Lady Peace, Peace and Love, Peace Brothers, Peace Division, Peace Mercutio, Peace Together, Atoms for Peace and Five Peace Band.


  1. Peace: Mtulazaji Davis, better known by his stage name Peace is a rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is a member of Freestyle Fellowship along with Aceyalone, Myka 9 and Self Jupiter. He has released two solo albums.
  2. Peace a.k.a. Naoki Matayoshi is a Japanese comedian and actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Ben Peace, Mia Peace, Peace 586, Alex Peace, Greg Peace, Mike Peace, Nick Peace, Buddy Peace, Chris Peace, David Peace and many others.


  1. "Peace" is Depeche Mode's second single from their studio album, Sounds of the Universe, and their 47th UK single overall. It was released on 15 June 2009. Martin Gore told The Sun newspaper that he thought "Peace" is one of his favourite songs that he has ever written. He explained that both "Peace" and "Little Soul", "give the album a kind of thread. Both of those songs have a real spiritual feel, though we have to be really careful using that word.
  2. "Peace" is the eighth and final studio album by the British band Eurythmics, released in October 1999. It was the band's first album of new material in ten years, following 1989's We Too Are One.
  3. "Peace" is the debut album of stoner rock band Vista Chino. Featuring three former members of Kyuss, Brant Bjork, Nick Oliveri and John Garcia, along with new guitarist, Bruno Fevery, who was born in Belgium and spent his youth in a Kyuss cover band. Originally known as Kyuss Lives!, but a lawsuit by former member Josh Homme forced the band to change its name before releasing this album.
    • released on
  4. "Peace" is a studio album by London-based boy choir Libera, which was released in March 2010 by record label EMI Classics.
  5. "Peace" a.k.a. "The Peace!" is the twelfth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released July 25, 2001. It sold a total of 682,320 copies and reached number one on the Oricon Charts. This song is also a personal favorite of ex-Morning Musume member, Rika Ishikawa, as the monologue spoken by her towards the end of the song became one of her favorite moments of being in Morning Musume.
    • also known as Peace!
    • music and lyrics by Tsunku
  6. "Peace" is the debut album by Anything Box, released in 1990 on Epic. The album played a significant role in the resurrection of American synthpop/electronic in the late 1980s and early 1990s. With catchy synth-driven hooks and sing-along vocals, the album contains many of the band's most popular songs to date. The album spawned three singles, most notably "Living In Oblivion", which is Anything Box's highest charting song to date. The album, often considered an essential "classic" in the synthpop community still remains in print.
  7. "Peace" was the once unreleased third album by The Cult. Upon completion of the album the band was unhappy with the sound, and began recording what would become their next release, Electric, which featured new versions of several Peace songs. Although a few of the original versions were released on singles and EP's, the full Peace album was not released in its entirety until 2000, when it was included as Disc 3 of the Rare Cult boxed set.
  8. "Peace" is a musical single of Saints & Sinners.
    • also known as Peace (disc 2)
    • released on (14 years ago)
  9. "Peace" is the second studio album by German electronica act York. The album is a mixture of trance, pop and Chill-Out. Even though York is commonly known for their trance and House tracks, this time the two brothers have changed their path. With Peace they are focusing more on downtempo productions, in order to describe and catch the atmosphere of their home island Ibiza. CD two features completely new remixes by renowned producers that represent the state of the art in the field of dance music; remixes by producers such as Roger Shah, Aly & Fila and Airwave.
  10. "Peace" is a 1991 single released by Sabrina Johnston, reaching number eight in the UK Singles Chart.
  11. "Peace" is a composition.
  12. "Peace" is an award-nominated musical album of Jim Brickman.
  13. "Peace" is a musical album of Walt Dickerson.
    • released in (39 years ago)
  14. "Peace" is the 2009 single album by Depeche Mode.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  15. "peace" is a musical album of Hitomi.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  16. "Peace" a.k.a. "Peace!" is a 1997 single studio album by SMAP.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  17. "Peace" is a 1994 album by Let 3.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  18. "Peace" a.k.a. "Peace?" is a single from the hardcore punk band The Dicks released in 1984.
  19. "Peace" is a musical album of Chet Baker.
    • released in (33 years ago)
  20. "Peace" a.k.a. "PEACE!" is a musical single of Dreams Come True.
    • released on (18 years ago)


  1. "Peace" a.k.a. "Eirēnē tou Aristophanē" is a book by Aristophanes.
  2. "Peace" is an early novel by Gene Wolfe that on its surface is the story of a man growing up in a small Midwestern town in the early to mid-20th century. The narrator, Alden Dennis Weer, goes over memories from different parts of his life—his childhood, early adulthood, middle age, old age. Unlike many of Wolfe's most well-known works, it is a stand-alone novel rather than part of a series, and at least ostensibly takes place in a realistic, present-day world instead of a fantastic setting.
    • genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative fiction
    • dedicated by Gene Wolfe to Rosemary Wolfe
    • copyright: 1975
    • released in (39 years ago)
  3. "Peace" is a book by David Cortright.
    • subjects: Spirituality, Religion, New Age, International relations
  4. "Peace" is a play by Tim Reynolds.


  1. "Peace" a.k.a. "Shanti" is a film in the Kannada language directed by renowned Kannada writer and director Baraguru Ramachandrappa. The film features only a single actor and hence has found an entry in the Guinness World Records in the category Fewest actors in a narrative film. Bhavana is the only actress in this film and there are no other actors.
  2. "Peace" a.k.a. "The Calm" is a 1980 Polish television drama film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Jerzy Stuhr, Izabella Olszewska, and Jerzy Trela. Based on a story by Lech Borski and a screenplay by Kieślowski and Jerzy Stuhr, the film is about a young man who leaves prison after a three-year sentence seeking to start a new life. His dreams of a better life are broken, however, when he is forced into a conflict between a corrupt construction company boss and his fellow workers who go on strike. The Calm was filmed on location in Kraków and completed in 1976, but was banned by the state because of its subject matter—strikes were illegal in Poland during that time. The film was finally shown on Polish television for the first time on 19 September 1980. In 1981, The Calm received the Polish Film Festival Special Jury Prize.


Peace cigarettes are produced exclusively in Japan by Japan Tobacco. Peace's Package logo was designed by Raymond Loewy in 1952.


  1. Peace is an occurrence of harmony characterized by lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at reconciliation, the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all.
  2. Peace is a 1969 theater production of the play by Tim Reynolds.
    • award:
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music nomination for Al Carmines
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, received by Al Carmines

Phrases with Peace

Phrases starting with the word Peace:

  1. Peace Out
  2. Peace bond
  3. peace lily
  4. peace pipe
  5. Peace Sign
  6. peace corps
  7. peace march
  8. peace treaty
  9. peace-loving
  10. peace of mind
  11. peace officer
  12. peace process

Phrases ending with the word Peace:

  1. at peace
  2. In Peace
  3. make peace
  4. make-peace
  5. Inner peace
  6. World peace
  7. kiss of peace

Other phrase containing the word Peace:

  1. At Peace with

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Peace

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Google previewFruit of the Spirit (2009)

Living the Supernatural Life by Bill Hybels, Kevin & Sherry Harney

Peace means the end of hostilities.” We all have a...

P1 peace is the end (or absence) of hostility, conflict, and fighting. In the world, we...

Google previewHandbook on Peace Education (2011)

by Gavriel Salomon, Ed Cairns, Research Coordinator Ed Cairns, Professor

Rather peace is an illusion, a period between wars when groups are actually preparing for the next war. Certainly, this fits in...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

by Various

Peace, pēs, n. a state of quiet: freedom from disturbance: freedom from war: friendliness: calm: rest: harmony: silence.—interj. silence:be silent:hist! —adj.Peace′able, disposed to peace: free fromwaror disturbance:quiet: tranquil ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Conservative and Libertarian Thought (Routledge Revivals) (2012)

by Nigel Ashford, Stephen Davies

Peace is not simply the absence of war but a positive condition, a state of affairs in which war is impossible. This necessarily implies that war is not an inevitable part of the human condition but has specific causes the removal of which ...

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Small photo of the hands of a young man put together patterned with a world map (furnished by NASA) and the text day of peace, with a slight vignette addedSmall photo of Peace and Peace of Mind a Beguine Convent of AmsterdamSmall photo of Little boy draws with pencils and markers peace in the world. Child drawing the friendship of the peoples of the planet. Top view.Small photo of Peace symbol on scraps of colorful pastel oil colorsSmall photo of Dove carrying leaf branch and international day of peace 2017.World Water DaySmall photo of Silhouette of one Helping hand desire to Dove carrying olive leaf branch .Freedom concept and international day of peace 2017 .Peace joy loveSmall photo of Silhouette of Dove carrying olive leaf branch .Freedom concept and international day of peace 2017 More...

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Quotes about Peace

Peace to you
Peace to All

May God Gives us the peace
Every peace is in me

May my days fill with peaceful day
May The day be peaceful

Peace Be With Me
Peace Be With You

Peace Be with everyone
Peace to All (Lawrence Hiung)
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Scrabble value of P3E1A1C3E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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