truce
noun /ˈtɹuːs/
a) a period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement between the opposed parties
b) an agreement between opposed parties in which they pledge to cease fighting for a limited time

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • truce — truce·less; truce; …   English syllables

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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