From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpeacepeace /piːs/ ●●●S2W2 noun1no war [singular, uncountable] a situation in which there is no war or fightingThe 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 centuriesefforts to bring peace to the regiona dangerous situation which threatens world peacepeace betweena lasting peace between the two sidesAn uneasy peace continued until 1939.the Northern Ireland peace talksan international peace conferencethe peace treaty that ended the First World Warthe Middle East peace process2no noise/interruptions [uncountable]CPEACEFUL a very quiet and pleasant situation in which you are not interruptedin peaceI’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.3calm/not worried [uncountable]PEACEFUL a feeling of being calm, happy, and not worriedthe search for inner peaceHaving 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 somebody5 →keep the peace6 →hold/keep your peace7 →disturb the peace8 →rest in peaceCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: a situation in which there is no war or fightingADJECTIVES/NOUN + peaceworld peaceThe regime poses a threat to world peace.a lasting/permanent peaceHe has the chance to forge a lasting peace with the Palestinians.an uneasy peace (=when people have agreed to stop fighting, but the situation is not really calm)An uneasy peace prevails in the region.a fragile peace (=not likely to last)The fragile peace between the government and the student protestors broke when military police arrested their leader. peace + NOUNpeace talks/negotiationsA fourth round of peace talks will begin on Monday.a peace conferenceWill the US be sending a delegate to the Middle East peace conference?a peace treaty/agreement/accordThe formal signing of the peace agreement took place in Lisbon on May 31.a peace settlement/dealIt is difficult to see how a peace settlement can be achieved.a peace planThe leadership rejected the peace plan.the peace processBritain is still committed to the peace process.the peace movement (=people who work together to achieve peace, and the things they do)As a young man, he was involved in the peace movement.a peace campaigner/protester/activistSeveral peace campaigners were arrested at the demonstration.a peace rally (=large public meeting in support of peace)CND organised a massive peace rally in Trafalgar Square attended by over a million people.a peace envoy (=a government representative)The EU is sending a special peace envoy to the area.a peace mission (=officials who are sent by their government to another country to discuss peace)India’s prime minister sent a peace mission to the Gulf.verbsmake peace (with somebody) (=agree to stop fighting)Hardliners criticized the Israeli prime minister for trying to make peace with the Palestinians.bring peace to a placeShe was praised for her efforts to bring peace to the region.restore peaceThe emperor’s brother was able to restore peace in the troubled areas.maintain peaceThey’re trying to maintain peace.live in peace (with somebody)I hope we can learn to live in peace.be at peace (with somebody) (=not be involved in a war)Officially England was at peace with Spain.phrasespeace and securityThe UN was designed to uphold global peace and security.peace and stabilityThe people of Congo richly deserve peace and stability.peace and prosperityWe have had eight years of peace and prosperity.
THESAURUSpeace a situation in which there is no war or fightingThere has been peace in the region for six years now.truce an agreement to stop fighting or arguing with each other for a limitedperiod of timeThe rebels have ended a 17-month-old truce. He called for a truce between Israeli and Palestinian forces. There was an uneasy truce between Lily and Stephen at dinner.ceasefire an agreement to stop fighting for a limited period of time, especially in order to discuss making peaceThe two sides agreed to a ceasefire which would come into force immediately. armistice a formal agreement to stop fighting a war and to discuss making peaceThe Korean armistice was signed in July 1953.calm a situation in which there is no violence, argument, or protestAttempts by the police to restore calm in the area failed.
COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: a very quiet and pleasant situation in which you are not interruptedphrasespeace and quietWe love the peace and quiet here.peace and tranquillityPeople come here to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this lovely area.a haven of peace (=a very peaceful place)Your home should be a haven of peace.verbsleave somebody in peaceAnswer my question, and then I'll leave you in peace.disturb the peace (=end or spoil it)Only church bells disturbed the peace.shatter the peace literary (=suddenly end it)A cry rent the air, shattering the peace.peace reigns literary (=there is peace in a place)Peace and tranquillity reign in the well-kept grounds.