world war

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world′ war′

a war that involves most of the principal nations of the world.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: war - a war in which the major nations of the world are involved
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
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At Nairobi he had received news of the World War that had already started, and, anticipating an immediate invasion of British East Africa by the Germans, was hurrying homeward to fetch his wife to a place of greater security.
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Then came the Second World War with an estimated 50-80 million dead.
The service paid tribute to all those from the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries - including regions from modern-day Pakistan - and elsewhere who lost their lives during conflicts from World War I to the present day.
The exhibition was opened by Ambassador of France to BiH Guillaume Rousson who said that the exhibition is part of a series of events marking the beginning and the end of the First World War.
Earlier in the day, Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked the centenary of the end of the First World War at an event at Compiegne, in the woods north of Paris, CBC reported.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that a higher proportion of World War One baby boomers remained childless compared to those who came after them.
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