HyperDic: first_battle_of_ypres

English > 1 sense of the expression first battle of Ypres:
NOUNactfirst battle of Ypres, Ypres, battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1914)
English > first battle of Ypres: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaningbattle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines / lines of the others.
SynonymsYpres, battle of Ypres
Instance ofpitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Part ofWorld War I, World War 1, Great War, First World War, War to End WarA 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
RegionBelgium, Kingdom of Belgium, BelgiqueA monarchy in northwestern Europe
Spanishbatalla de Ypres, Ypres

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