First World War

First World War
noun
a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
Instance Hypernyms: ↑world war
Part Meronyms:

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First World War,
the World War of 1914-1918; World War I.

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another term for World War I

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the ˌFirst World ˈWar [First World War] (also ˌWorld War ˈI) noun singular
the war that was fought mainly in Europe between 1914 and 1918
See also:World War I  
Culture:
The war was fought between the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey) and the ↑Allies (Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the US). Most of the fighting took place in Europe, around the borders of Eastern Germany, Poland and Russia, and in north-east France and Belgium, where millions of soldiers died in long battles between armies in trenches (= long narrow holes dug in the ground). For many people these battles represent the essential horror and waste of war. The Germans agreed to stop fighting in 1918, after more than 10 million people had been killed.

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  • First World War — n the First World War the big war fought in Europe between 1914 and 1918, which involved many different countries = ↑World War I …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • First World War — First′ World′ War′ n. gov World War I …   From formal English to slang

  • First World War — N PROPER: the N The First World War or the First War is the war that was fought between 1914 and 1918 in Europe …   English dictionary

  • First World War, the — MAINLY BRITISH : WORLD WAR I …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • First World War — World War I, world war fought between the years 1914 and 1918 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • First World War — ➡ World War I * * * …   Universalium

  • First World War. — See World War I. * * * …   Universalium

  • First World War — noun → World War I …  

  • First World War. — See World War I …   Useful english dictionary

  • First World War — noun The war between the Allied and Central Powers between 1914 and 1918. Syn: World War I, World War 1, Great War …   Wiktionary

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