Definition of

World War

  1. (noun, act) a war in which the major nations of the world are involved

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Alternate forms of World War

Hypernyms: war, warfare

Origin of the word World War

  1. first attested 1909 as a speculation, probably a translation of Ger. Weltkrieg. Applied to the first one soon after it began in 1914. World War I coined 1939, replacing Great War as the most common name for it; First World War first attested 1947. World War II so-called since 1939; Second World War is from 1942. more

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Words that sound like World War

world war 1, world war 2, world war i, world war ii, world-weary

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