- First World War
- nouna 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:↑Battle of the Marne, ↑Belleau Wood, ↑Chateau-Thierry, ↑Marne River, ↑Caporetto, ↑battle of Caporetto, ↑Dardanelles, ↑Dardanelles campaign, ↑Jutland, ↑battle of Jutland, ↑Meuse, ↑Meuse River, ↑Argonne, ↑Argonne Forest, ↑Meuse-Argonne, ↑Meuse-Argonne operation, ↑Soissons, ↑battle of Soissons-Reims, ↑battle of the Chemin-des-Dames, ↑battle of the Aisne, ↑Somme, ↑Somme River, ↑Battle of the Somme, ↑Tannenberg, ↑battle of Tannenberg, ↑Verdun, ↑battle of Verdun, ↑Ypres, ↑battle of Ypres, ↑first battle of Ypres, ↑second battle of Ypres, ↑third battle of Ypres
* * *First World War,the World War of 1914-1918; World War I.
* * *another term for World War I
* * *the war that was fought mainly in Europe between 1914 and 1918See also: ↑World War ICulture: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.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.