Meaning of ARMISTICE in English
ar ‧ mi ‧ stice /ˈɑːməstəs, ˈɑːmɪstəs $ ˈɑːrm-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1700-1800 ; Language: French ; Origin: Modern Latin armistitium , from Latin arma ( ⇨ ↑ arm 1 ) + -stitium (as in solstitium ; , ↑ solstice ) ]
an agreement to stop fighting ⇨ ceasefire , truce
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▪ peace a situation in which there is no war or fighting:
There has been peace in the region for six years now.
▪ truce an agreement to stop fighting or arguing with each other for a limited period of time:
The rebels have ended a 17-month-old truce.
He called for a truce between Israeli and Palestinian forces.
There was an uneasy truce between Lily and Stephen at dinner.
▪ ceasefire an agreement to stop fighting for a limited period of time, especially in order to discuss making peace:
The two sides agreed to a ceasefire which would come into force immediately.
▪ armistice a formal agreement to stop fighting a war and to discuss making peace:
The Korean armistice was signed in July 1953.
▪ calm a situation in which there is no violence, argument, or protest:
Attempts by the police to restore calm in the area failed.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012