Telling an animal or person to stop attacking or prosecuting someone Ceasefire is often used in the context of war and other military conflicts. But it is also often used in a much more casual way to refer to an agreement to end a small dispute. Formally trying to settle a disagreement by taking into account all the facts and opinions to end an argument with someone and stop being angry with them Ceasefire comes from the Latin sistere, which means “to stand” or “to stop or stop”, combined with arma, which means “weapons”. A ceasefire is therefore literally a liberation of weapons. Armistice Day was the name given to the holiday celebrated in the United States on November 11 before being renamed Veterans Day by Congress in 1954. The original name refers to the agreement between the Allies and Germany to end the hostilities that formed the First World War and were to enter into force at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Other ceasefires involving Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Austria-Hungary came into effect on other dates before and after 11 November. Attempting to end a disagreement between two individuals or groups The agreement or treaty establishing such a ruling can also be referred to as a ceasefire. In the context of military conflicts, a ceasefire is often temporary and fixed for a certain period. Advertising with someone again after a disagreement, something you give or allow someone to reach an agreement A ceasefire is when a party in a conflict decides to stop fighting.