pax

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'Pax', 'pax': /'pæks/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'Pax', 'pax': (paks, päks)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pax  (paks, päks),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Religion[Eccles.]See  kiss of peace. 
  2. World History(cap.) a period in history marked by the absence of major wars, usually imposed by a predominant nation.
  • Latin: peace
  • Middle English 1325–75

Pax  (paks, päks),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Mythologythe Roman goddess of peace.

PAX, 
  • Telecommunicationsprivate automatic exchange.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    pax /pæks/ n
    1. chiefly a greeting signifying Christian love transmitted from one to another of those assisting at the Eucharist; kiss of peace
    2. a small metal or ivory plate, often with a representation of the Crucifixion, formerly used to convey the kiss of peace from the celebrant at Mass to those attending it, who kissed the plate in turn
    interj
    1. Brit school slang a call signalling an end to hostilities or claiming immunity from the rules of a game: usually accompanied by a crossing of the fingers
    Etymology: Latin: peace
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    PAX abbreviation for
    1. private automatic exchange
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    Pax /pæks/ n
    1. the Roman goddess of peace
      Greek counterpart: Irene
    Etymology: Latin: peace
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