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My entire life has really revolved around music that was written about the time that I was born, 1908, to just before the First World War and shortly after it. This music I've always known, and it is that music that's most important to me.
Elliott Carter

Meaning of "First World War" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FIRST WORLD WAR

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FIRST WORLD WAR

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First World War is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FIRST WORLD WAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

First World War

World War I

British Empire ▪ United Kingdom ▪ Australia ▪ Canada ▪ British India ▪ Newfoundland ▪ New Zealand ▪ South Africa France Russian Empire Italy United States Japan Serbia Montenegro Romania Belgium Greece Portugal ...and others Central Powers Germany ▪ Baden ▪ Bavaria ▪ Prussia ▪ Saxony ▪ Württemberg Austria-Hungary Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Co-belligerents Darfur Dervish State Jabal Shammar...and others Commanders and leaders Allied leaders Georges Clemenceau Raymond Poincaré Ferdinand Foch H. H. Asquith David Lloyd George Douglas Haig Nicholas II Nicholas Nikolaevich Aleksei Brusilov Victor Emmanuel III Vittorio Orlando Luigi Cadorna Woodrow Wilson John J. Pershing Ferdinand I Constantin Prezan Taishō Peter I Radomir Putnik...

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FIRST WORLD WAR

First Reich
First Republic
first responder
first school
First Sea Lord
First Secretary
first strike capability
first string
first thing
first things first
First Triumvirate
first violin
first water
First World

WORDS THAT END LIKE FIRST WORLD WAR

American Civil War
Anglo-Boer War
Boer War
Crimean War
Franco-Prussian War
Great War
Gulf War
Iran-Iraq War
Korean War
Peloponnesian War
Peninsular War
Revolutionary War
Russo-Japanese War
Second World War
Seven Years´ War
South African War
Spanish-American War
Spanish Civil War
Trojan War
Yom Kippur War

Synonyms and antonyms of First World War in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «First World War» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FIRST WORLD WAR

Find out the translation of First World War to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of First World War from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «First World War» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

第一次世界大战
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Primera Guerra Mundial
570 millions of speakers

English

First World War
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रथम विश्व युद्ध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحرب العالمية الأولى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Первая мировая война
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Primeira Guerra Mundial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রথম বিশ্ব যুদ্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Première Guerre mondiale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perang Dunia Pertama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ersten Weltkrieg
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

第一次世界大戦
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

첫번째 세계 대전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perang Donya kaping
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Chiến tranh thế giới lần đầu tiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதல் உலகப் போர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पहिले महायुद्ध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Birinci Dünya Savaşı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Prima Guerra Mondiale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Pierwsza wojna światowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Перша світова війна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Primul Război Mondial
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Πρώτο Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Eerste Wêreldoorlog
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Första världskriget
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Første verdenskrig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of First World War

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FIRST WORLD WAR»

The term «First World War» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.127 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FIRST WORLD WAR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about First World War

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10 QUOTES WITH «FIRST WORLD WAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word First World War.
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Emily Greene Balch
The First World War, and especially the latest one, largely swept away what was left in Europe of feudalism and of feudal landlords, especially in Poland, Hungary, and the South East generally.
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Pat Barker
Culturally, the First World War is the war that stands in for other wars.
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Antony Beevor
School-leavers unfortunately will come away thinking the First World War consisted simply of 'going over the top' on the Western Front to slaughter in no-man's-land, when the conflict extended so much further, to the collapse of four empires and numerous civil wars.
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Chris Bohjalian
The reality is that most of North America knows next to nothing of the 20th century's first genocide - the systematic slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians in the First World War.
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Elliott Carter
My entire life has really revolved around music that was written about the time that I was born, 1908, to just before the First World War and shortly after it. This music I've always known, and it is that music that's most important to me.
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Rene Cassin
As a privileged survivor of the First World War, I hope I may be allowed to interject here a deeply felt tribute to those who were not fortunate enough to succeed, but who shared the signal honor of trying to the last to salvage peace.
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Whittaker Chambers
The chief fruit of the First World War was the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism as a national power.
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Robyn Davidson
I do believe that the genre reached its peak before the First World War.
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Robert Fisk
We are constantly trying to cope with what our fathers or our grandfathers did. I wrote the book 'Great War of Civilization,' and my father was a solider in the First World War which produced the current Middle East - not that he had much to do with that - but he fought in what he believed was the Great War for Civilization.
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Ronald Frame
At the age of nine, I could cross the length of Glasgow on a succession of buses, wearing regulation garter-topped stockings and compulsory cap and - if I'd done well enough to earn the honour in last week's test - with a First World War medal on a striped ribbon pinned to my brown blazer. I must have looked like a chocolate soldier.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FIRST WORLD WAR»

Discover the use of First World War in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to First World War and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Over Here: The First World War and American Society
Considers the implications of America's involvement in World War I for intellectuals, minorities, politicians, and economists.
David M. Kennedy, 2004
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The First World War
The First World War created the modern world.
John Keegan, 2011
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The First World War: The War to end all Wars (video enhanced ...
This book, with a foreword by Professor Hew Strachan, covers the fighting on all fronts, from Flanders to Tannenberg and from Italy to Palestine.
Geoffrey Jukes, Peter Simkins, Michael Hickey, 2013
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Women and the First World War
In this introduction to the experiences and contributions of women during the war, Susan Grayzel explores women's relationship to the war in every belligerent state, and looks at the wide-ranging effects of the war on women in Africa, Asia, ...
Susan R. Grayzel, 2013
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Race, Empire and First World War Writing
Drawing upon fresh archival material this book recovers the experience of different ethnic groups during the First World War conflict.
Santanu Das, 2011
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The Origins of the First World War
Revised by Gordon Martel, this new 3rd edition accommodates recent research and an expanded further reading section.
James Joll, Gordon Martel, 2007
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The Russian Origins of the First World War
In a major reinterpretation, Sean McMeekin rejects the standard notion of the war’s beginning as either a Germano-Austrian pre-emptive strike or a miscalculation.
Sean McMeekin, 2011
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Germany After the First World War
A social history of Germany in the years following the First World War, Germany After the First World War explores Germany's defeat and the subsequent demobilization of its armies, events which had devastating social and psychological ...
Richard Bessel, 1995
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First World War Photographers
First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Jane Carmichael, 1989
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The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry
Presents a collection of poetry from the First World War.
George Walter, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FIRST WORLD WAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term First World War is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ring of Steel by Alexander Watson review – how the first world war
Alexander Watson's remarkable history of the first world war makes clear as never before how this unparalleled conflict impacted on and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Words, music combine to tell First World War tale at Midland Cultural …
MIDLAND – David Mcfarlane's acclaimed non-fiction book “The Danger Tree” will be paired with the music of Juno Award nominee Douglas ... «Simcoe.com, Jul 15»
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'Testament of Youth' review: World War I memoir becomes tepid misfire
When "Testament of Youth" was first published, it gave fresh voice to the realization that the First World War was a waste, but in 2015 it's not ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
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Stenhousemuir pupils will learn about First World War through football
Stenhousemuir Football Club will help local primary pupils “shoot back in time” as part of a new historical project on the First World War. «Falkirk Herald, Jul 15»
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What's On Monday: Father Browne's First World War, RTÉ …
Father Browne's First World War ... during the first World War when he ministered to the troops at the Somme, Messines Ridge, Passchendaele, ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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The Black Watch's fallen fondly remembered at First World War
The Black Watch Association (BWA) has led a poignant pilgrimage to the battlefields of the First World War where thousands of men from ... «The Courier, Jul 15»
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Solving mystery of Newmarket High and First World War heroes
It is the mission of the FWWCC to commemorate Newmarket's First World War veterans and their sacrifice; to educate and engage residents of ... «YorkRegion.com, Jul 15»
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Durham Cathedral hosts Belgium First World War casualty book
Families in the North East are being invited to contribute to a book which lists more than 174,000 victims of the First World War who lost their ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
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Schoolchildren stitch together First World War display
WE WILL remember them – that was the message from a group of schoolchildren who have created a lasting tribute to the fallen heroes of the ... «Basingstoke Gazette, Jul 15»
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Tour to remember World War I dead
... fifth stage of the Tour de France from Arras to Amiens on Wednesday as respects will be paid to soldiers who died during the First World War. «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»

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