peacetime
noun Date: 1551 a time when a nation is not at war

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  • peacetime — ► NOUN ▪ a period when a country is not at war …   English terms dictionary

  • peacetime — [pēs′tīm΄] n. a time of freedom from war adj. of or characteristic of such a time …   English World dictionary

  • peacetime — [[t]pi͟ːstaɪm[/t]] also peace time N UNCOUNT: oft in N Peacetime is a period of time during which a country is not at war. The British could afford to reduce defence spending in peacetime without excessive risk... He served during peace time as… …   English dictionary

  • Peacetime — In politics, peacetime is defined as any period of time where there are no violent conflicts occurring. For example, the time after World War II is considered peacetime.ee also*Peace *War *List of wars …   Wikipedia

  • peacetime — /pees tuym /, n. 1. a time or period of peace: a large navy even in peacetime. adj. 2. of or for such a period: peacetime uses of atomic energy. [1545 55; PEACE + TIME] * * * …   Universalium

  • peacetime — n. in peacetime * * * [ piːstaɪm] in peacetime …   Combinatory dictionary

  • peacetime — peace|time [ˈpi:staım] n [U] a period of time when a country is not fighting a war ≠ ↑wartime in peacetime ▪ the highest military award given in peacetime …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peacetime — /ˈpistaɪm/ (say peestuym) noun 1. a period of peace. –adjective 2. of or for such a period: peacetime uses of atomic energy …   Australian English dictionary

  • peacetime — noun The period of time when a nation or people is at peace, not fighting a war. Ant: wartime …   Wiktionary

  • peacetime — Synonyms and related words: accord, at peace, bloodless, calm, cessation of combat, concordant, exemption from hostilities, freedom from war, halcyon, harmony, idyllic, liberty in tranquillity, orderly, pacific, pastoral, pax, peace, peaceable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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