truce


truce
[tru:s] n
1. 1) перемирие

the flag of truce - белый флаг

twelve hours' truce - двенадцатичасовое перемирие

armed truce - вооружённое перемирие

to agree to a truce to bury the dead - заключить перемирие, чтобы похоронить убитых

to call a truce for the holidays - объявить перемирие на время праздников

to sign a truce - подписать перемирие

there's never an instant's truce between virtue and vice - добродетель и порок непримиримы

2) перемирие, передышка; временное соглашение

to solicit a truce - идти на мировую

a truce was declared between the strikers and the employers - между забастовщиками и предпринимателями было заключено временное соглашение

at home there was a kind of truce - дома наступило относительное затишье

2. передышка, затишье

truce to one's pain - передышка от боли

3. конец, прекращение

a truce to jesting! - довольно шуток!, хватит шутить!

let there be a truce to that! - прекратите!, перестаньте!, хватит!

let's call it a truce - поспорили - и хватит

truce of God - ист. прекращение военных или враждебных действий в дни, установленные церковью (в средние века)


Новый большой англо-русский словарь. 2001.

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  • truce — truce, *cease fire, armistice, peace are comparable when they mean a state of suspension of hostilities or an agreement for suspending hostilities. The first three terms are commonly interchangeable and each of them can sometimes replace peace,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Truce — Truce, n. [OE. trewes, triwes, treowes, pl. of trewe a truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS. tre[ o]w fidelity, faith, troth. See {True}.] 1. (Mil.) A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truce — [ trus ] noun count an agreement between two people or groups involved in a war, fight, or disagreement to stop it for a period of time: At least 750 people have died since the truce ended. call a truce (=agree to stop fighting or arguing): They… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • truce — [tru:s] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Plural of true agreement (14 17 centuries), from Old English treow keeping of a promise ] an agreement between enemies to stop fighting or arguing for a short time, or the period for which this is arranged ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • truce — early 13c., triws, variant of trewes, originally plural of trewe faith, assurance of faith, covenant, treaty, from O.E. treow faith, treaty, from P.Gmc. *trewwo (Cf. O.Fris. triuwe, M.Du. trouwe, Du. trouw, O.H.G. triuwa, Ger. treue, Goth.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • truce — truce·less; truce; …   English syllables

  • truce — index cessation (interlude), conciliation, halt, interruption, interval, lull, pause, peace …   Law dictionary

  • truce — agg. [dal lat. trux ucis ]. 1. [che esprime minaccia, che incute spavento: uno sguardo t. ] ▶◀ bieco, minaccioso, sinistro, (non com.) torto, torvo, (region.) trucido, (lett.) truculento. ◀▶ benevolo, benigno, bonario. 2. (estens.) [che dimostra… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • truce — [n] peaceful solution accord, agreement, amnesty, armistice, break, breather*, ceasefire, cessation, de escalation, detente, halt, intermission, interval, letup, lull, moratorium, olive branch*, pause, peace, reconciliation, reprieve, respite,… …   New thesaurus

  • truce — ► NOUN ▪ an agreement between enemies to stop fighting for a certain time. ORIGIN Old English, «belief, trust»; related to TRUE(Cf. ↑trueness) …   English terms dictionary

  • truce — [tro͞os] n. [ME trewes, pl. of trewe, a pledge < OE treow, compact, faith: see TRUE] 1. a temporary cessation of warfare by agreement between the belligerents; armistice; cease fire 2. any pause in or respite from quarreling, conflict, trouble …   English World dictionary

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