Ceasefire



a cessation of hostilities; truce.
Military. an order issued for a cease-fire.
Contemporary Examples

noun
a period of truce, esp one that is temporary and a preliminary step to establishing a more permanent peace on agreed terms
interjection, noun
the order to stop firing
n.

also ceasefire, “a cessation of shooting,” 1916, from verbal phrase cease fire, 1847 as a military command (formerly also signaled by bugles), from cease (v.) + fire (n.) in the gunnery sense. Generally two words until after mid-20c.

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    to stop; discontinue: Not all medieval beliefs have ceased to exist. to come to an end: At last the war has ceased. Obsolete. to pass away; die out. to put a stop or end to; discontinue: He begged them to cease their quarreling. cessation: The noise of the drilling went on for hours without cease. […]

  • Ceases

    to stop; discontinue: Not all medieval beliefs have ceased to exist. to come to an end: At last the war has ceased. Obsolete. to pass away; die out. to put a stop or end to; discontinue: He begged them to cease their quarreling. cessation: The noise of the drilling went on for hours without cease. […]



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