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Pa·cif·ic

 (pə-sĭf′ĭk)
n.
The Pacific Ocean.
adj.
1. Of, in, or near the Pacific Ocean.
2. Of, on, or near the western coast of the United States.
3. Of or concerning countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, especially those of Asia and North America.

pa·cif·ic

 (pə-sĭf′ĭk) also pa·cif·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Tending to diminish or put an end to conflict; appeasing.
2. Of a peaceful nature; tranquil.

[French pacifique, from Old French pacifice, from Latin pācificus : pāx, pāc-, peace; see pag- in Indo-European roots + -ficus, -fic.]

pa·cif′i·cal·ly adv.

pacific

(pəˈsɪfɪk)
adj
1. tending or conducive to peace; conciliatory
2. not aggressive; opposed to the use of force
3. free from conflict; peaceful
[C16: from Old French pacifique, from Latin pācificus, from pāx peace + facere to make]
paˈcifically adv

Pacific

(pəˈsɪfɪk)
n
(Placename) the Pacific short for Pacific Ocean
adj
(Placename) of or relating to the Pacific Ocean or its islands

pa•cif•ic

(pəˈsɪf ɪk)

adj.
1. tending to make or preserve peace; conciliatory.
2. not warlike; peaceable; mild.
3. at peace; peaceful.
4. calm; tranquil.
5. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or bordering on the Pacific Ocean.
n.
6. (cap.) Pacific Ocean.
[1540–50; < Latin pācificus literally, peacemaking =pāci-, comb. form of pāx peace + -ficus -fic]
pa•cif′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pacific - the largest ocean in the worldPacific - the largest ocean in the world  
invasion of Iwo, Iwo, Iwo Jima - a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)
battle of the Philippine Sea, Philippine Sea - a naval battle in World War II (1944); a decisive naval victory for the United States fleet over the Japanese who were trying to block supplies from reaching American troops on Leyte
Guadalupe Island - a Mexican island in the Pacific to the west of Baja California
Aleutian Islands, Aleutians - an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from Alaska
Oceania, Oceanica - a large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago)
Australasia - Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the South Pacific
Austronesia - islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia)
Wake Island, Wake - an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
East India, East Indies, Malay Archipelago - a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia
New Guinea - a Pacific island to the north of Australia; the 2nd largest island in the world; the western part is governed by Indonesia and the eastern part is Papua New Guinea
Japan, Japanese Archipelago, Japanese Islands - a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
Volcano Islands - a group of Japanese Islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean to the north of the Marianas
New Zealand Islands, New Zealand - North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific
Belau, Palau Islands, Pelew, Palau - a chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific Ocean
Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
Catalina Island, Santa Catalina - an island resort in the Pacific off the southwestern coast of California
Antarctic Ocean - the southern waters surrounding Antarctica
Arafura Sea - a part of the western Pacific Ocean to the north of Australia and to the south of New Guinea and the eastern islands of Indonesia
Bering Sea - part of the North Pacific between Alaska and Siberia; connected to the Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait
Coral Sea - an arm of the South Pacific to the northeast of Australia
East China Sea - part of the Pacific Ocean near eastern Asia
Gulf of Alaska - a gulf of the Pacific Ocean between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago
Gulf of Tehuantepec - an arm of the Pacific in southern Mexico
Inland Sea - an arm of the Pacific Ocean in southern Japan; surrounded by the islands of Honshu and Shikoku and Kyushu and linked to the Sea of Japan by a narrow channel; the chief port is Hiroshima
North Pacific - that part of the Pacific Ocean to the north of the equator
Osaka Bay - a bay of the western Pacific in southern Honshu
Pacific Coast - a coast of the Pacific Ocean
Puget Sound - an inlet of the North Pacific in northwestern Washington State
San Diego Bay - a bay of the Pacific in southern California
San Francisco Bay - a bay of the Pacific in western California
East Sea, Sea of Japan - an arm of the Pacific between China and Japan
Sea of Okhotsk - an arm of the Pacific to the east of Asia
South China Sea - a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons
South Pacific - that part of the Pacific Ocean to the south of the equator
Tasman Sea - an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean between southeastern Australia and New Zealand
Huang Hai, Yellow Sea - part of the Pacific off the east coast of Asia
Adj.1.Pacific - relating to or bordering the Pacific Ocean; "Pacific islands"
2.pacific - disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature; "the pacific temper seeks to settle disputes on grounds of justice rather than by force"; "a quiet and peaceable person"; "in a peaceable and orderly manner"
peaceful, peaceable - not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep"
3.pacific - promoting peace; "the result of this pacific policy was that no troops were called up"
conciliative, conciliatory - intended to placate; "spoke in a conciliating tone"; "a conciliatory visit"

pacific

pacific

adjective
Inclined or disposed to peace; not quarrelsome or unruly:
Translations
Tichý oceán
Stillehavet
Tyynimeri
Pacifik
太平洋
태평양
Stilla havet
มหาสมุทรแปซิฟิก
Thái Bình Dương

Pacific

[pəˈsɪfɪk]
A. ADJpacífico
the Pacific regionla región del Pacífico
B. N the Pacific (Ocean)el (Océano) Pacífico
C. CPD the Pacific Rim Nlos países de la Costa del Pacífico
Pacific Standard Time N (US) → hora f oficial de la región del Pacífico

pacific

[pəˈsɪfɪk] ADJpacífico

Pacific

[pəˈsɪfɪk]
n
the Pacific → le Pacifique
an island in the Pacific → une île dans le Pacifique
adj [island] → du Pacifique; [coast, region] → PacifiquePacific Ocean n
the Pacific Ocean → l'océan m Pacifique

Pacific

n the Pacific (Ocean)der Pazifische or Stille Ozean, der Pazifik; the Pacific islandsdie pazifischen Inseln; a Pacific islandeine Insel im Pazifik

pacific

adj people, nationfriedliebend, friedfertig

Pacific

[pəˈsɪfɪk]
1. n the Pacific (Ocean)il Pacifico, l'Oceano Pacifico
2. adjdel Pacifico

pacific

[pəˈsɪfɪk] adj (frm) → pacifico/a

pacific

الْـمُحِيطُ الْهَادِئُ Tichý oceán Stillehavet Pazifik Ειρηνικός océano Pacífico, Pacífico Tyynimeri Pacifique Pacifik Pacifico 太平洋 태평양 Stille Oceaan Stillehavet Pacyfik Oceano Pacífico Тихий океан Stilla havet มหาสมุทรแปซิฟิก Pasifik Thái Bình Dương 太平洋
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I had thought the Delawares a pacific people," said Duncan, "and that they never waged war in person; trusting the defense of their hands to those very Mohawks that you slew
There was something extremely provoking, in this obstinately pacific system; it left Brom no alternative but to draw upon the funds of rustic waggery in his disposition, and to play off boorish practical jokes upon his rival.
I stuffed a shirt or two into my old carpet-bag, tucked it under my arm, and started for Cape Horn and the Pacific.
So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.
Four or five miles to the east of them lay the blue waters of Lake Michigan; but for all the good it did them it might have been as far away as the Pacific Ocean.
If all the broad land between the Mississippi and the Pacific becomes one great market for bodies and souls, and human property retains the locomotive tendencies of this nineteenth century, the trader and catcher may yet be among our aristocracy.
If we do not succeed this time, there is perhaps one more chance for the race left before it arrives on the banks of the Styx; and that is in the Lethe of the Pacific, which is three times as wide.
MADAME, seeing me pacific and unresentful, no doubt judged that I was deceived by her excuse; for her fright dissolved away, and she was soon so importunate to have me give an exhibition and kill somebody, that the thing grew to be embarrassing.
I have had a good deal to do with duels on the Pacific coast, but I see now that they were crude affairs.
On arriving before the battlements, I found the Union Jack flying and the drawbridge up; but undeterred by this show of defiance and resistance, I rang at the gate, and was admitted in a most pacific manner by the Aged.
Forthwith from out the Arke a Raven flies, And after him, the surer messenger, A Dove sent forth once and agen to spie Green Tree or ground whereon his foot may light; The second time returning, in his Bill An Olive leafe he brings, pacific signe: Anon drie ground appeers, and from his Arke The ancient Sire descends with all his Train; Then with uplifted hands, and eyes devout, Grateful to Heav'n, over his head beholds A dewie Cloud, and in the Cloud a Bow Conspicuous with three lifted colours gay, Betok'ning peace from God, and Cov'nant new.
Having intimated their more pacific purpose, the champions retreated to the extremity of the lists, where they remained drawn up in a line; while the challengers, sallying each from his pavilion, mounted their horses, and, headed by Brian de Bois-Guilbert, descended from the platform, and opposed themselves individually to the knights who had touched their respective shields.