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Definition of "cease-fire" []

  • An order to stop firing. (noun)
  • Suspension of active hostilities; a truce. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cease-fire" in a sentence
  • "This would include the acceptance of a two-state solution, recognition of Israel, and a long-term cease-fire by Hamas if reciprocated by Israel."
  • "She called the cease-fire an "important step forward" for the country."
  • "The U.S. launched the missiles after concluding early Saturday that "the regime had no intention of complying with their so-called cease-fire announcement," a senior defense official said."