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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for second world war in the sense of this definition

(second world war is an instance of ...) a war in which the major nations of the world are involved

(second world war is a part of ...) a battle in World War II; the return of United States troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese

(second world war is a part of ...) 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

(second world war is a part of ...) a campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting United States marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans

(second world war is a part of ...) a naval battle in World War II (1944); a decisive naval victory for the United States fleet over the Japanese who were trying to block supplies from reaching American troops on Leyte

(second world war is a part of ...) US forces captured the island from the Japanese in July 1944; it was an important air base until the end of World War II

(second world war is a part of ...) a battle in World War II; the port was captured by United States troops in September 1943

(second world war is a part of ...) battle of World War II (1944)

(second world war is a part of ...) battles in World War II in the Pacific (November 1943); United States Marines took the islands from the Japanese after bitter fighting

(second world war is a part of ...) in December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines

(second world war is a part of ...) an amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese air base

(second world war is a part of ...) a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)

(second world war is a part of ...) the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II; United States forces surrendered in 1942 and recaptured the area in 1945

(second world war is a part of ...) the prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it

(second world war is a part of ...) a battle during World War II; in December 1944 von Rundstedt launched a powerful counteroffensive in the forest at Ardennes and caught the Allies by surprise

(second world war is a part of ...) a naval battle in World War II; Allied land-based bombers destroyed a Japanese convoy in the Bismarck Sea in March 1943

(second world war is a part of ...) a Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942); the first naval battle fought entirely by planes based on aircraft carriers

(second world war is a part of ...) an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire

(second world war is a part of ...) a pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel

(second world war is a part of ...) World War II (February 1944); American infantry landed and captured a Japanese stronghold

(second world war is a part of ...) a battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943); the island was occupied by the Japanese and later recaptured by American forces

(second world war is the domain which ... is member of) a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic

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