PACIFIC, a. [L., to make peace. See Peace.]

1. Peace-making; conciliatory; suited to make or restore peace; adapted to reconcile differences; mild; appeasing; as, to offer pacific propositions to a belligerent power. The measures proposed are in their nature pacific.

2. Calm; tranquil; as a pacific state of things.

PACIFIC, n. The appellation given to the ocean situated between America on the west, and Asia; so called on account of its exemption from violent tempests.