HyperDic: saipan

English > 2 senses of the word Saipan:
NOUNlocationSaipanthe largest island in the Northern Marianas and the administrative center of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in union with the United States
actSaipanUS forces captured the island from the Japanese in July 1944
Saipan > pronunciation
Soundssey'pahn
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English > Saipan: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe largest island in the Northern Marianas and the administrative center of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in union with the United States.
Instance ofislandA land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
Part ofNorthern Marianas, Northern Mariana IslandsA self-governing territory comprising all of the Mariana Islands except Guam
Region ofSaipanUS forces captured the island from the Japanese in July 1944
SpanishSaipan
English > Saipan: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningUS forces captured the island from the Japanese in July 1944; it was an important air base until the end of World War II.
Instance ofamphibious assaultAn amphibious operation attacking a land base that is carried out by troops / troops that are landed by naval ships
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
RegionSaipanThe largest island in the Northern Marianas and the administrative center of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in union with the United States

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