cease-fire


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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.
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cease′-fire′



n.
1. a cessation of hostilities; truce.
2. an order issued for a cease-fire.
[1840–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cease-fire - a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace termscease-fire - a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms
peace - the state prevailing during the absence of war
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cease-fire

or ceasefire
noun
A temporary cessation of hostilities by mutual consent of the contending parties:
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Translations

cease-fire

nFeuerpause or -einstellung f; (longer) → Waffenruhe f, → Einstellung fder Kampfhandlungen; to give the cease-fireden Befehl zur Feuereinstellung geben
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cease-fire

[ˌsiːsˈfaɪəʳ] ncessate il fuoco m inv
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References in periodicals archive ?
PARIS: Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar told French President Emmanuel Macron that conditions for a cease-fire were not in place, although he would be ready to talk if those conditions were met, a French presidency official said.
HODEIDA, Yemen: A U.N.-led team tasked with monitoring a cease-fire met Wednesday in Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida, after sporadic clashes underscored the fragility of the truce which began last week.
They [the communists] should not use Christmas in their pretense for a cease-fire because we know they are [merely bent] to strengthen their forces,' Ano said in a news statement issued on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, the cease-fire must be viewed realistically- the situation is still extremely precarious and can escalate again.
During an announcement about the cease-fire by Ghani, the president appealed to the Taliban to join a peace process going forward.
For the first time in nearly four decades of fighting, the Afghan government announced a unilateral cease-fire for eight days.
The Taliban cease-fire took effect at midnight on Thursday.
Young men danced and sang in the streets of Herat on Thursday night, shouting "Cease-fire! Cease-fire!" in Dari and Pashto.
However, there is no immediate comment from Damascus about the cease-fire.
Less than a week after Yousef's release from Israeli prison, where he had been held for 22 months, he expresses Hamas' new interest in engaging in a long-term cease-fire.
THE GOVERNMENT is unlikely to declare another cease-fire before the peace talks with the communist rebels begin later this month, according to President Duterte.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The Syrian cease-fire -- or "cessation of hostilities," as it is officially called by the parties that negotiated it -- began at the end of last week.