peacekeeping-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: keeping the peace

Commentary: The act of preventing outbreaks of hostility. What a peacekeeper does. Military forces are often involved.

The United Nations lost a large number of men on peacekeeping missions.
The United States isn't in the business of peacekeeping.
Growing up with three older brothers helped Mary practice her peacekeeping skills.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1