pacific

[puh-sif-ik]
adjective
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.
(initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.
6.
(initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the region bordering on the Pacific Ocean: the Pacific states.
noun (initial capital letter)
8.
a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin pācificus literally, peacemaking, equivalent to pāci- (combining form of pāx) peace + -ficus -fic

nonpacific, adjective
unpacific, adjective
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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]
 
pa'cifically
 
adv

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

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pacific
1540s, "tending to make peace," from M.Fr. pacifique, from L. pacificus "peaceful, peace-making," from pax (gen. pacis) "peace" + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "peaceful, calm" is first recorded 1630s. Related: Pacifically.
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Example sentences for Pacific
The merged company retains the name southern pacific for all railroad
  operations.
The words southern pacific were borne in a large serif font in white.
For a complete list, see list of preserved southern pacific railroad rolling
  stock.
Out of a converted closet in their pacific heights apartment in san francisco.
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