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truce

 (tro͞os)
n.
1. A temporary cessation or suspension of hostilities by agreement of the opposing sides; an armistice.
2. A respite from a disagreeable state of affairs.
tr. & intr.v. truced, truc·ing, truc·es
To end or be ended with a truce.

[Middle English trewes, pl. of trewe, treaty, pledge, from Old English trēow; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

truce

(truːs)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an agreement to stop fighting, esp temporarily
2. temporary cessation of something unpleasant
[C13: from the plural of Old English treow trow; see true, trust]

truce

(trus)

n.
1. a suspension of hostilities for a specified period of time by mutual agreement of the warring parties; cease-fire; armistice.
2. an agreement or treaty establishing this.
3. a temporary respite, as from trouble or pain.
[1175–1225; Middle English trewes, pl. of trewe, Old English trēow belief, pledge, treaty. See trow]
truce′less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truce - a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace termstruce - a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms
peace - the state prevailing during the absence of war

truce

noun ceasefire, break, stay, rest, peace, treaty, interval, moratorium, respite, lull, cessation, let-up (informal), armistice, intermission, cessation of hostilities The fighting has given way to an uneasy truce.

truce

noun
A temporary cessation of hostilities by mutual consent of the contending parties:
Translations
هُدْنَةهُدْنَه
příměří
våbenhvile
aselepo
primirje
fegyverszünet
vopnahlé
休戦
휴전
pamierspārtraukums
premirje
vapenvila
การสงบศึกชั่วคราว
ateşkesmütareke
thỏa ước ngừng bắn

truce

[truːs] N (Mil) → tregua f
to call a truce (Mil) (fig) → acordar una tregua

truce

[ˈtruːs] ntrêve f
to call a truce (in war)faire cesser les hostilités; (in argument, feud)faire la paix
Let's call a truce → Faisons la paix.

truce

n (Mil, fig) → Waffenstillstand m; (Mil, interrupting fighting) → Waffenruhe f; truce!Friede!

truce

[truːs] ntregua
to call a truce → dichiarare una tregua

truce

(truːs) noun
a (usually temporary) rest from fighting, agreed to by both sides.

truce

هُدْنَة příměří våbenhvile Waffenstillstand εκεχειρία tregua aselepo trêve primirje tregua 休戦 휴전 wapenstilstand våpenhvile rozejm trégua перемирие vapenvila การสงบศึกชั่วคราว ateşkes thỏa ước ngừng bắn 停战
References in classic literature ?
The truce still existed, and with a roll and beat of the drum, and covered by a little white flag, Duncan left the sally-port, within ten minutes after his instructions were ended.
There was a corporeal humility in looking up at him; and a white man standing before him seemed a white flag come to beg truce of a fortress.
Duane, who had done a job of some sort by himself, and made a truce with the powers, brought over Marie, his little French girl, to share with him; but even that did not avail for long, and in the end he had to give up arguing, and take Jurgis out and introduce him to the saloons and "sporting houses" where the big crooks and "holdup men" hung out.
Miss Ophelia and the physician alone felt no encouragement from this illusive truce.
I read it to Clarence, and said I proposed to send it by a flag of truce.
There--if that speech moves you any, let's fly the flag of truce, with the understanding that I am conquered and confess it.
Then conscience granted a truce, and these curiously inconsistent pirates fell peacefully to sleep.
Thence more at ease thir minds and somwhat rais'd By false presumptuous hope, the ranged powers Disband, and wandring, each his several way Pursues, as inclination or sad choice Leads him perplext, where he may likeliest find Truce to his restless thoughts, and entertain The irksome hours, till his great Chief return.
A truce to thine insolence, fellow,'' said the armed rider, breaking in on his prattle with a high and stern voice, ``and tell us, if thou canst, the road to How call'd you your Franklin, Prior Aymer?
But the one that was most excited by hearing it was Don Quixote, who though sorely against his will he was under the goatherd, and something more than pretty well pummelled, said to him, "Brother devil (for it is impossible but that thou must be one since thou hast had might and strength enough to overcome mine), I ask thee to agree to a truce for but one hour for the solemn note of yonder trumpet that falls on our ears seems to me to summon me to some new adventure.
But a truce to these painful digressions: let me return to our houses.
When I had finally put my house in order, or rather seen that it had been done, it was nearing sunset, and I hastened out with the intention of locating Sola and her charges, as I had determined upon having speech with Dejah Thoris and trying to impress on her the necessity of our at least patching up a truce until I could find some way of aiding her to escape.