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I must return to my old comrades of the Great War - to the brown, the treeless, the flat and grave-set plain of Flanders - to the rolling, heat-miraged downlands of the Somme - for I am dead with them, and they live in me again.
Henry Williamson

Meaning of "Great War" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GREAT WAR

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GREAT WAR

noun
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conjunction
determiner
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Great 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 GREAT WAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Great 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...

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Great Wall
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Great Week
great white heron
great white shark
Great White Way
Great Yarmouth
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WORDS THAT END LIKE GREAT WAR

American Civil War
Anglo-Boer War
Boer War
Crimean War
First World War
Franco-Prussian 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 Great War in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Great War» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GREAT WAR

Find out the translation of Great War to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Great 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 «Great War» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

伟大的战争
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Gran Guerra
570 millions of speakers

English

Great War
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महान युद्ध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحرب العظمى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Великая война
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

grande Guerra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মহাযুদ্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

grande Guerre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perang Besar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

große Krieg
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大戦争
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perang Agung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Đại chiến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெரிய போர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रेट वॉर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Büyük savaş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Grande Guerra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wielka Wojna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Велика війна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Marele Război
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Great War
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

groot Oorlog
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Great War
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

great War
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Great War

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The term «Great War» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.762 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GREAT WAR» OVER TIME

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

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6 QUOTES WITH «GREAT WAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Great War.
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Ralph Adams Cram
The Great War was a progressive revelation and disillusionment.
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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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Paul von Hindenburg
In the account book of the Great War the page recording the Russian losses has been ripped out. The figures are unknown. Five millions, or eight? We ourselves know not.
4
Laurence Housman
The mere dates of my existence do not interest me, except in one connection. When the Great War started I was too old to be acceptable as a volunteer; when conscription followed I was too old to be conscripted.
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Anne Sullivan
The Great War proved how confused the world is. Depression is proving it again.
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Henry Williamson
I must return to my old comrades of the Great War - to the brown, the treeless, the flat and grave-set plain of Flanders - to the rolling, heat-miraged downlands of the Somme - for I am dead with them, and they live in me again.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GREAT WAR»

Discover the use of Great War in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Great War and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Great War and Modern Memory
Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory was universally ...
Paul Fussell, 2013
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A Soldier of the Great War
This e-book includes a sample chapter of IN SUNLIGHT AND IN SHADOW.
Mark Helprin, 2005
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The Great War: An Imperial History
Includes index . bibliography, p. [333] - 347.
John Howard Morrow, 2005
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The Great War in History: Debates and Controversies, 1914 to ...
This is a fully comparative history of the writing of the history of the Great War.
Jay Winter, Antoine Prost, 2005
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Serbia's Great War, 1914-1918
Mitrovic's volume fills the gap in Balkan history by presenting an in-depth look at Serbia and its role in WWI.
Andrej Mitrović, 2007
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Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age
Looks at the origins and impact of World War I, discusses the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet, and analyzes public opinion of the period.
Modris Eksteins, 2000
7
Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in ...
Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning is a profound and moving book of great importance for the attempt to understand the course of European history during the first half of the twentieth century.
Jay Winter, 1998
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The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
A book of searing drama as well as lucid, incisive analysis, The Great War for Civilisation is a work of major importance for today's world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Robert Fisk, 2007
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Virginia Woolf and the Great War
Virginia Woolf and the Great War focuses on Woolf's war consciousness and how her sensitivity to representations of war in the popular press and authorized histories affected both the development of characters in her fiction and her ...
Karen L. Levenback, 1999
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Tolkien And The Great War: The Threshold Of Middle-earth
The author focuses on a little-discussed aspect of J. R. R. Tolkien's life--his harrowing experiences in the trenches during World War I--revealing how the death of two comrades in particular influenced his later life and literary career.
John Garth, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GREAT WAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Great War is used in the context of the following news items.
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Great Depression or Great War: Is This China's 1929 Moment (Or …
China's economy may be facing its 1929 moment. Or this may be only the painful burst of a big bubble. Will it become a cascading catastrophe ... «The National Interest Online, Jul 15»
2
Budapest exhibition opens for Great War Centenary
Entitled 'A new world is born - European war between brothers,' the Budapest exhibition looks at how the Great War radically changed the ... «Centenary News, Jul 15»
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Gallery features school project remembering Great War dead
CHILDREN'S research into the lives of predecessors who died in the Great War is being given pride of place at Colchester's main art gallery. Pupils from North ... «Gazette, Jul 15»
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Crich Tramway Museum hosts The Great War - Home Front week
The Great War - Home Front event, which runs from July 13 to 19 looks at the period just before the war (mid-week), the outbreak of war and ... «Buxton Advertiser, Jul 15»
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Review: A powerful 'Testament' of the Great War
World War I remains the disaster the world has never completely digested, because, like the Wicked Witch of the East, it was followed by ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
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The Great Explosion: Gunpowder, the Great War, and a disaster on …
It is an evocative, well written reconstruction – part history, part travelogue – of a Great War explosion that left 108 people dead and as many ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Touching tapestry brings the horrors of Great War to life
Touching tapestry brings the horrors of Great War to life. Play. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Remaining Time -0:00. Stream Type ... «Portsmouth News, Jul 15»
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Meet Hyperdimension Great war Neptune Vs Sega Hardware Girls …
Iffy is the protagonist of Hyperdimension Great War Neptune Vs. Sega Hardware Girls. In a world that is seeing an era of extinction, she's an ... «Siliconera, Jul 15»
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... Pompey Pals is a charity that commemorates men and women from the Portsmouth region who served in any capacity during the Great War. «Portsmouth News, Jul 15»
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Iffy And Hatsumi Sega Star In Hyperdimension Great War Neptune …
Sega and Compile Heart are making a crossover game with the Neptunia characters and the Sega Hardware Girls. Hyperdimension Great War ... «Siliconera, Jul 15»

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