HyperDic: el_alamein

English > 2 senses of the expression El Alamein:
NOUNlocationEl Alameina village to the west of Alexandria on the northern coast of Egypt
actEl Alamein, Al Alamayn, Battle of El Alameina pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel
English > El Alamein: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA village to the west of Alexandria on the northern coast of Egypt; the scene of a decisive Allied victory over the Germans in 1942.
Instance ofvillage, hamletA settlement smaller than a town
Part ofEgypt, Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab RepublicA republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971
SpanishEl Alamein
CatalanEl Alamein
English > El Alamein: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel.
SynonymsAl Alamayn, Battle of El Alamein
Instance ofpitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Part ofWorld War II, World War 2, Second World WarA war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
RegionEgypt, Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab RepublicA republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971
SpanishAl Alamayn, batalla del Alamein, El Alamein
CatalanEl Alamein

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