Learner's definition of PEACE
1 a : a state in which there is no war or fighting
After many years of war, people on both sides were longing for peace.
We said a prayer for world peace.
They have lived in peace [=peacefully] for many years.
We grew up in a time when the nation was prosperous and at peace. [=not fighting a war]
The United Nations has sent troops to the area to try to keep (the) peace.
[singular] b [singular] : an agreement to end a war
— often used before another noun
He tried to negotiate a peace between the warring countries.
After many years of war, the two countries have finally made peace (with each other).
c [singular] : a period of time when there is no war or fighting
a peace agreement/accord/treaty
a peace initiative/conference
the peace process [=the steps that are taken by countries or groups that are trying to end a war]
2 a : a quiet and calm state b : a safe and calm state in a public place 3 : a state in which a person is not bothered by thoughts or feelings of doubt, guilt, worry, etc.
He is searching for inner peace.
She has found peace (within herself).
Insurance can provide you with peace of mind.
The problem was settled and his mind was at peace.
They are at peace with each other.
She's at peace with their decision. [=she has accepted their decision]
May our dearly departed friend rest in peace. [=we hope our friend who has died will have peace after death]
4 [noncount] : a state in which people do not argue or cause trouble
There will never be peace between those families.
She wants to go, and we won't have any peace until we agree to let her do what she wants.
make your peace with
◊ If you make your peace with someone, you end an argument or disagreement that you had with that person.