Pacific



[puh-sif-ik] /pəˈsɪf ɪk/

adjective
1.
tending to make or preserve peace; conciliatory:
pacific overtures.
2.
not warlike; peaceable; mild:
a pacific disposition.
3.
at peace; peaceful:
a pacific era in history.
4.
calm; tranquil:
The Wabash is a pacific river.
5.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the .
6.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the region bordering on the :
the Pacific states.
noun, (initial capital letter)
7.
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8.
a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck.
/pəˈsɪfɪk/
adjective
1.
tending or conducive to peace; conciliatory
2.
not aggressive; opposed to the use of force
3.
free from conflict; peaceful
/pəˈsɪfɪk/
noun
1.
the Pacific, short for Pacific Ocean
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Pacific Ocean or its islands
adj.

1540s, “tending to make peace,” from Middle French pacifique, from Latin pacificus “peaceful, peace-making,” from pax (genitive pacis) “peace” (see peace) + root of facere “to make” (see factitious). Meaning “peaceful, calm” is first recorded 1630s. Related: Pacifical (mid-15c.); pacifically.

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