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BATTLE OF MIDWAY

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BATTLE OF MIDWAY (noun)
  The noun BATTLE OF MIDWAY has 1 sense:

1. naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands

  Familiarity information: BATTLE OF MIDWAY used as a noun is very rare.


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BATTLE OF MIDWAY (noun)


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Meaning:

Naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

Battle of Midway; Midway

Instance hypernyms:

naval battle (a pitched battle between naval fleets)

Domain region:

Midway Islands (an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 mile northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base)

Holonyms ("Battle of Midway" is a part of...):

Second World War; World War 2; World War II (a 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)


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