Truce

  • 1 truce — truce, *cease fire, armistice, peace are comparable when they mean a state of suspension of hostilities or an agreement for suspending hostilities. The first three terms are commonly interchangeable and each of them can sometimes replace peace,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Truce — Truce, n. [OE. trewes, triwes, treowes, pl. of trewe a truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS. tre[ o]w fidelity, faith, troth. See {True}.] 1. (Mil.) A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 truce — [ trus ] noun count an agreement between two people or groups involved in a war, fight, or disagreement to stop it for a period of time: At least 750 people have died since the truce ended. call a truce (=agree to stop fighting or arguing): They… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 truce — [tru:s] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Plural of true agreement (14 17 centuries), from Old English treow keeping of a promise ] an agreement between enemies to stop fighting or arguing for a short time, or the period for which this is arranged ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 truce — early 13c., triws, variant of trewes, originally plural of trewe faith, assurance of faith, covenant, treaty, from O.E. treow faith, treaty, from P.Gmc. *trewwo (Cf. O.Fris. triuwe, M.Du. trouwe, Du. trouw, O.H.G. triuwa, Ger. treue, Goth.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 truce — truce·less; truce; …

    English syllables

  • 7 truce — index cessation (interlude), conciliation, halt, interruption, interval, lull, pause, peace …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 truce — agg. [dal lat. trux ucis ]. 1. [che esprime minaccia, che incute spavento: uno sguardo t. ] ▶◀ bieco, minaccioso, sinistro, (non com.) torto, torvo, (region.) trucido, (lett.) truculento. ◀▶ benevolo, benigno, bonario. 2. (estens.) [che dimostra… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 9 truce — [n] peaceful solution accord, agreement, amnesty, armistice, break, breather*, ceasefire, cessation, de escalation, detente, halt, intermission, interval, letup, lull, moratorium, olive branch*, pause, peace, reconciliation, reprieve, respite,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 truce — ► NOUN ▪ an agreement between enemies to stop fighting for a certain time. ORIGIN Old English, «belief, trust»; related to TRUE(Cf. ↑trueness) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 truce — [tro͞os] n. [ME trewes, pl. of trewe, a pledge < OE treow, compact, faith: see TRUE] 1. a temporary cessation of warfare by agreement between the belligerents; armistice; cease fire 2. any pause in or respite from quarreling, conflict, trouble …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 truce — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, temporary ▪ A temporary truce had been reached earlier that year. ▪ permanent ▪ three day, week long, etc …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 truce — UK [truːs] / US [trus] noun [countable] Word forms truce : singular truce plural truces a) an agreement between two people or groups involved in a war, fight, or disagreement to stop it for a period of time At least 750 people have died since the …

    English dictionary

  • 14 truce — trù·ce agg. CO 1. di sguardo, aspetto e sim., torvo, minaccioso: avere lo sguardo truce, un volto truce; di qcn., che ha l aspetto feroce e sinistro: un individuo truce Sinonimi: minaccioso; sinistro. 2. efferato, crudele: un truce delitto… …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 15 truce — n. 1) to agree on, arrange, call, work out a truce 2) to violate a truce 3) to denounce a truce 4) an armed; uneasy truce 5) a truce between …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 truce — [[t]tru͟ːs[/t]] truces N COUNT A truce is an agreement between two people or groups of people to stop fighting or quarrelling for a short time. The fighting of recent days has given way to an uneasy truce between the two sides... Let s call a… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 truce — noun (C) an agreement between enemies to stop fighting or arguing for a short time, or the period for which this is arranged: call a truce (=announce a truce): The People s Liberation Army called a truce for the elections …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 truce — I. noun Etymology: Middle English trewes, plural of trewe agreement, from Old English trēow fidelity; akin to Old English trēowe faithful more at true Date: 13th century 1. a suspension of fighting especially of considerable duration by agreement …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 truce — {{hw}}{{truce}}{{/hw}}agg. Torvo e minaccioso: viso truce | Crudele, feroce: un truce tiranno …

    Enciclopedia di italiano

  • 20 Truce — Recorded in several forms including Truss, Trusse, Trussler, Trusslove, Trusslowe, Trussman, Truce and Truse, this unusual and interesting name is of early medieval English and possibly French origins. It is an occupational surname either for… …

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