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 Dictionary entry overview: What does world war mean? 

WORLD WAR (noun)
  The noun WORLD WAR has 1 sense:

1. a war in which the major nations of the world are involved

  Familiarity information: WORLD WAR used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

WORLD WAR (noun)

Sense 1world war [BACK TO TOP]


A war in which the major nations of the world are involved

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("world war" is a kind of...):

war; warfare (the waging of armed conflict against an enemy)

Instance hyponyms:

First World War; Great War; War to End War; World War 1; World War I (a 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)

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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