peace-offering

  • 1 Peace offering — Peace Peace, n. [OE. pees, pais, OF. pais, paiz, pes, F. paix, L. pax, pacis, akin to pacere, paciscere, pacisci, to make an agreement, and prob. also pangere to fasten. Cf. {Appease}, {Fair}, a., {Fay}, v., {Fang}, {Pacify}, {Pact}, {Pay} to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 peace offering — n. [used to transl. Heb shelem, lit., thank offering] 1. an offering or sacrifice in thanksgiving to God: Ezek. 45:15 2. an offering made to maintain or bring about peace …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 peace offering — peace offerings N COUNT: usu sing You can use peace offering to refer to something that you give someone to show that you want to end the quarrel between you. A peace offering, Roberts said as he handed the box of cigars to Cohen …

    English dictionary

  • 4 peace offering — index reparation (indemnification) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 peace offering — peace .offering n something you give to someone to show them that you are sorry and want to be friendly, after you have annoyed or upset them …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 peace offering — peace ,offering noun count INFORMAL something that you give to someone to show that you are sorry after you have annoyed or upset them …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 peace offering — ► NOUN ▪ a conciliatory gift …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 peace offering — noun something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace • Syn: ↑olive branch • Hypernyms: ↑offer, ↑offering * * * noun, pl ⋯ ings [count] : a gift that is given as a way of apologizing or making peace After our last argument, I sent …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 peace offering — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms peace offering : singular peace offering plural peace offerings informal something that you give to someone to show that you are sorry after you have annoyed or upset them …

    English dictionary

  • 10 peace offering — noun (C) informal something you give to someone to show them that you are sorry and want to be friendly, after you have annoyed or upset them: I took along a box of chocolates as a peace offering …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 peace offering — peace′ of fering n. 1) any offering made to procure peace 2) bib a sacrificial offering made in order to assure communion with God. Ex. 20:24; Lev. 7:11–18 • Etymology: 1525–35 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 peace offering — Synonyms and related words: Christmas present, amends, atonement, award, birthday present, box, burnt offering, cadeau, calumet, collection, compensation, composition, compromise, downing of arms, drink offering, empty hands, ex voto offering,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 peace offering — n 1. sacrifice, sacrificial offering, burnt offering, offering, holocaust, immolation, propitiation; homage, tribute, oblation, libation, Eccles. offertory. 2. peace pipe, calumet, olive branch, white flag, Mil. flag of truce; inducement, bribe,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 14 peace offering — 1. any offering made to procure peace. 2. a sacrificial offering made in order to assure communion with God. Ex. 20:24; Lev. 7:11 18. [1525 35] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 peace-offering — /ˈpis ɒfərɪŋ/ (say pees ofuhring) noun 1. an offering or sacrifice prescribed by the Levitical law (see Leviticus 3, 7) as thanksgiving to God. 2. any offering made to procure peace …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 peace offering — noun a) A religious sacrifice in both Jewish,Christian, and Islamic traditions. b) An offering made to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace or reconciliation; …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 peace offering — noun 1》 a conciliatory gift. 2》 (in biblical use) an offering presented as a thanksgiving to God …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 peace offering — noun Date: circa 1530 a gift or service for the purpose of procuring peace or reconciliation …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 peace offering — something given to obtain peace …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 peace offering — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. placation, sacrifice, overture; see appeasement , gift 1 …

    English dictionary for students