pacific: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pu-sif'ik), [key]
— 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.)
  1. See
  2. a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck. See table under
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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