ceasefire

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cease-fire

or cease·fire (sēs′fīr′)
n.
1. An order to stop firing.
2. Suspension of active hostilities; a truce.

ceasefire

n
(Military) a period of truce, esp one that is temporary and a preliminary step to establishing a more permanent peace on agreed terms
interj, n
(Military) the order to stop firing
Translations
وَقْفُ إِطْلَاقِ النَّاروَقْف إطْلاق النّار
příměřídočasné příměří
våbenhvile
militpaŭzo
tulitauko
prekid vatre
fegyverszünettûzszünettűzszünet
停戦
휴전
ugnies nutraukimas
uguns partraukšana
zastavenie paľby
vapenvila
การหยุดรบ
ateşkesmütarekeateş kesme
sự ngừng bắn

ceasefire

[ˌsiːsˈfaɪəʳ]
A. Nalto m el fuego, cese m de hostilidades
B. CPD ceasefire line Nlínea f del alto el fuego

ceasefire

[ˈsiːsfaɪər] ncessez-le-feu m inv

ceasefire

(ˈsiːsfaiə(r)) noun
an agreement to stop fighting; a period of not fighting.

ceasefire

وَقْفُ إِطْلَاقِ النَّار dočasné příměří våbenhvile Waffenstillstand εκεχειρία alto el fuego tulitauko cessez-le-feu prekid vatre cessate il fuoco 停戦 휴전 wapenstilstand våpenhvile zawieszenie broni cessação de fogo, cessar-fogo прекращение огня vapenvila การหยุดรบ ateşkes sự ngừng bắn 停战
References in classic literature ?
His plan for cessation of hostilities through the night evidently met with Jav's entire approval, for he caused his forces to form themselves in orderly utans and march just within the edge of the wood, where they were soon busily engaged in preparing their evening meal, and spreading down their sleeping silks and furs for the night.
The appearance of Judge Temple and the ladies produced, if not a pacification, at least a cessation of hostilities.
The bishop came to visit du Bousquier, and seemed glad of the cessation of hostilities.
Before the resumption of the talks, the Sudanese army had announced an unilateral two-month cessation of hostilities while the Sudanese rebel groups said it would be for six-months.
On the other hand, the Mozambican government has already sent invitations for the foreign military observers who will monitor the cessation of hostilities between the Mozambican government and Renamo.
The two sides were near a consensus on the role of international observers in monitoring a cessation of hostilities, the integration of Renamo fighter into the army and the police.
Special Envoy of the Quartet for the Middle East, Tony Blair, was received on Monday in Jerusalem by Israeli President Shimon Peres and said he hoped a cessation of hostilities in the coming days.
In a joint statement signed at the conclusion of second India Africa summit called Addis Ababa declaration, India called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Libya and urged the parties in the conflict to strive towards a political solution through peaceful means and dialogue.
With the cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hezbullah following a UN-brokered deal in August, Beirut Airport has reopened to commercial flights.
Following the cessation of hostilities, Israel is to withdraw its forces from southern Lebanon ''at the earliest'' and Lebanon is to deploy troops throughout the area as the Israel Defense Forces pull out.
Bush expressed hope that the cease-fire would hold and said he believed both Israel and Lebanon are committed to a long-term cessation of hostilities.
The resolution calls for a full cessation of hostilities, followed by the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon.