pacific


pacific
/peuh sif"ik/, adj.
1. tending to make or preserve peace; conciliatory: pacific overtures.
2. not warlike; peaceable; mild: a pacific disposition.
3. at peace; peaceful: a pacific era in history.
4. calm; tranquil: The Wabash is a pacific river.
5. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.
6. (cap.) of or pertaining to the region bordering on the Pacific Ocean: the Pacific states.
n. (cap.)
8. a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck. See table under Whyte classification
[1540-50; < L pacificus lit., peacemaking, equiv. to paci- (comb. form of pax) PEACE + -ficus -FIC ]

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(as used in expressions)
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Pacific Security Treaty
Pacific Coast Ranges
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
Pacific Islands Trust Territory of the
Pacific War of the
Protocol for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes

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