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IWO JIMA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Iwo Jima mean? 

IWO JIMA (noun)
  The noun IWO JIMA has 2 senses:

1. the largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan
2. a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)

  Familiarity information: IWO JIMA used as a noun is rare.


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IWO JIMA (noun)


Sense 1Iwo Jima [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

island (a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water)

Holonyms ("Iwo Jima" is a part of...):

Japan; Nihon; Nippon (a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building)


Sense 2Iwo Jima [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

invasion of Iwo; Iwo; Iwo Jima

Instance hypernyms:

amphibious assault (an amphibious operation attacking a land base that is carried out by troops that are landed by naval ships)

Domain region:

Pacific; Pacific Ocean (the largest ocean in the world)

Holonyms ("Iwo Jima" 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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