HyperDic: world_war_ii

English > 1 sense of the expression World War II:
NOUNactWorld 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
English > World War II: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA 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.
SynonymsWorld War 2, Second World War
Category ofFree French, Fighting FrenchA French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic
Instance ofworld warA war in which the major nations of the world are involved
PartsBataan, CorregidorThe peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II
Battle of BritainThe prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it
Battle of Wake, Battle of Wake IslandIn December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines
Battle of the Ardennes Bulge, Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes counteroffensiveA battle during World War II
Bismarck Sea, battle of the Bismarck SeaA naval battle in World War II
Coral Sea, battle of the Coral SeaA Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942)
Dunkirk, DunkerqueAn amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire
El 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
EniwetokWorld War II (February 1944)
Guadalcanal, Battle of GuadalcanalA battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943)
Iwo, Iwo Jima, invasion of IwoA bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)
KwajaleinAn amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944)
Leyte, Leyte Island, Leyte invasionA battle in World War II
Midway, Battle of Midwaynaval battle of World War II (June 1942)
Okinawa, Okinawa campaignA campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945)
Philippine Sea, battle of the Philippine SeaA naval battle in World War II (1944)
SaipanUS forces captured the island from the Japanese in July 1944
SalernoA battle in World War II
Somme, Somme River, Battle of the Sommebattle of World War II (1944)
Tarawa, Makin, Tarawa-Makinbattles in World War II in the Pacific (November 1943)
SpanishSegunda Guerra Mundial, World War II
CatalanSegona Guerra Mundial

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