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pa*cif"ic (?), a. [L. pacificus: cf. F. pacifique. See Pacify.] Of or pertaining to peace; of a peaceful character; not warlike; not quarrelsome; as, a pacific nature or condition. [wns=3]
Syn. -- peaceable.
2. Promoting peace; suited to make or restore peace; conciliatory; as, pacific words or acts. [wns=1]
Syn. -- irenic.
3. of or pertaining to the Pacific Ocean; as, Pacific islands.
Pacific Ocean, the ocean between America and Asia, so called by Magellan, its first European navigator, on account of the exemption from violent tempests which he enjoyed while sailing over it; -- called also, simply, the Pacific, and, formerly, the South sea.
Syn. -- Peacemaking; appeasing; conciliatory; tranquil; calm; quiet; peaceful; reconciling; mild; gentle.
Pacific prop. n. The Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean.
Syn. -- Pacific Ocean.