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World War I

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. World War I, World War 1, Great War, First World War, War to End War(noun)

    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


  1. World War I(ProperNoun)

    The war from 1914 to 1918 between the Entente Powers of the British Empire, Russian Empire, France, Italy, the United States and other allied nations, against the Central Powers represented by Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria.


  1. World War I

    World War I was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter. It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers. These alliances were both reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, and the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria the Central Powers. Ultimately, more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. More than 9 million combatants were killed, largely because of technological advancements that led to enormous increases in the lethality of weapons without corresponding improvements in protection or mobility, causing both sides to resort to large-scale human wave attacks, which proved extremely costly in terms of casualties. It was the fifth-deadliest conflict in world history, subsequently paving the way for various political changes, such as revolutions in many of the nations involved.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. World War I

    Global conflict primarily fought on European continent, that occurred between 1914 and 1918.

How to pronounce World War I?

  1. Alex
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How to say World War I in sign language?

  1. worldwari


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of World War I in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of World War I in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of World War I in a Sentence

  1. Stan Shaw:

    Defacing it by taking the arms off or anything of that nature -- it's just a slap in the face for World War I veterans, i don't see how a static cross can coerce anybody into a state religion.

  2. George Will:

    They're supposedly advising and assisting, but [this is a] conflict where there are no static lines, as there were in World War II or in the trench warfare of World War I.

  3. Peggy Noonan, special assistant and speech writer to Reagan, 1984-88:

    The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I: never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.

  4. Ilya Somin:

    Some cemeteries could be good places for these monuments because there they are just meant to commemorate the dead and not honor an unjust cause, there are cemeteries in Germany where the dead from World War I and World War are buried and there is more about remembering those who died while not harkening back to the cause.

  5. James Mattis:

    The intent was to stop the cycle of violence into an area that even in World War II chemical weapons were not used on battlefields, even in the Korean War, they were not used on battlefields. Since World War I, there has been an international convention on this and to stand idly by when the convention is violated -- that is what we had to take action on recently in our own vital interest.

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