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Meaning of "oflag" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OFLAG

German, short for Offizierslager officers' camp.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OFLAG

oflag  [ˈɒfˌlɑːɡ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OFLAG

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oflag 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 OFLAG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oflag

An Oflag was a prisoner of war camp for officers only, established by the German Army in both World War I and World War II in accordance with the requirements of the Geneva Convention . Officers cannot be required to work. A limited number of non-commissioned soldiers working as orderlies were allowed in Oflags to carry out the work needed to care for the officers. Officers of the Allied air forces were held in special camps called Stalags Luft, but were accorded the required preferential treatment. In general the German Army complied with the provisions of the Geneva Convention regarding care of officers of the armies of the western Allies, including Poland. There were notable exceptions, for example the execution of recaptured prisoners, specifically from Stalag Luft 3 and Oflag IX-C. However, the inhumane treatment of Soviet prisoners, soldiers as well as officers, did not comply with these provisions, according to Joseph Goebbels "because the Soviet Union had not signed the Convention and did not follow its provisions at all"...

Definition of oflag in the English dictionary

The definition of oflag in the dictionary is a German prisoner-of-war camp for officers in World War II.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OFLAG


bagh
bɑːɡ
blague
blɑːɡ
Bundestag
ˈbʊndəsˌtɑːɡ
Camargue
kæˈmɑːɡ
darg
dɑːɡ
Laoag
lɑːˈwɑːɡ
nurhag
nʊˈrɑːɡ
Prague
prɑːɡ
pygarg
ˈpaɪɡɑːɡ
Reichstag
ˈraiksˌtɑːɡ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OFLAG

offshoring
offside
offsider
offspring
offstage
offtake
offtrack
Ofgas
Ofgem
Ofili
Oflot
OFM
Ofqual
OFris
OFS
Ofsted
oft
Oftel
often
oftenness

WORDS THAT END LIKE OFLAG

beflag
black flag
chequered flag
corner flag
cornflag
flag
fly the flag
national flag
quarantine flag
rainbow flag
red flag
reflag
show the flag
signal flag
strike the flag
sweet flag
the flag
Union flag
white flag
yellow flag

Synonyms and antonyms of oflag in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oflag» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OFLAG

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The translations of oflag from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oflag» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

而oflag
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oflag
570 millions of speakers

English

oflag
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oflag
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

oflag
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Oflag
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oflag
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oflag
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oflag
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oflag
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

oflag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

oflagに
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oflag
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oflag
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

oflag
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oflag
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑफलाग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Oflag
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oflag
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Oflag
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Oflag
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oflag
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Oflag
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

oflag
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

oflag
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

oflag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oflag

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OFLAG»

The term «oflag» is normally little used and occupies the 118.118 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OFLAG» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OFLAG»

Discover the use of oflag in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oflag and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Colditz - Oflag Iv-C
This book examines the history of Colditz, the methods used to keep prisoners inside her formidable walls, and the techniques by which her prisoners attempted to escape.
‎2010
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Roads to liberation from Oflag 64
"Treatment of ground forces officers/enlisted men in WWII by German armed forces. US personnel in Oflag 64, Stalag VIIA, IIB and in forced winter marches of 1945."
Clarence R. Meltesen, 1990
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Colditz Myth C
larly striking resemblance to Colditz, and both Oflag VIIC/H (Laufen) and Oflag IXA/H (Spangenberg) were principally Schloss affairs ('H' standing for Hauptlager , or principal camp). Oflag XIIB was also a Schloss camp, and those undergoing ...
S. P. Mackenzie
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Unforgettable: The Biography of Captain Thomas J. Flynn
On January 11, 1945, Tom and 452 officers, twelve non-commissioned officers and eighteen privates were marched back down the mountain road, where they were loaded once again into boxcars and transported to Oflag XIIIB, thirty-four ...
Alice Flynn, 2011
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Confronting Captivity: Britain and the United States and ...
See also Wehrmacht Oflag III C (Hohenfels), 45, 49 Oflag IV B (Muhlberg), 131 Oflag IV C (Colditz), 201 Oflag IV F, 30-31 Oflag IX A/H (Spangenberg), 148 Oflag IX A/Z, 184 Oflag VI B (Warburg-Dossel), 20 Oflag VII B (Eichstatt), 45, 47, 49, 91,  ...
Arieh J. Kochavi, 2005
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The March East 1945: The Final Days of Oflag IX A/H and IX A/Z
22/23 March Rhine crossings by Allies 27 March First official warnings that the camps might be evacuated 29 March Oflag IX A/H walks to Waldkappel, arrives after midnight Oflag IX A/Z walks to Rockensuß, arrives after midnight 30 March ...
Peter Green, 2011
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Oflag
An Oflag (from German: Offizierslager) was a prisoner of war camp for officers only, established by the German Army in both World War I and World War II in accordance with the requirements of the Geneva Convention (1929) (or the 1899 Hague ...
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Oflag II -C
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Oflag II-C Woldenburg was a German World War II prisoner-of-war camp located about 1 kilometre (0.62mi) from the town of Woldenberg, Brandenburg (now Dobiegniew, western Poland).
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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POW Baseball in World War II: The National Pastime Behind ...
Oflag 64, near the Polish city of Schubin, was a unique environment for American prisoners of war. it was the only camp exclusively for ground forces officers, and due to the unpredictable fortunes of war some of these officers spent an ...
Tim Wolter, 2001
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Rewriting Techniques and Applications: 15th International ...
G'. 2. Now interleave the sequences 2' and 9', starting at the end with an element of 2'. In doing so, we consider a part (i, A, F), . . . , (l, AGB, [I, i, l2]) as one element of the sequence. 5'. Finally, put all elements of oflag(2) U oflag( ...
Vincent van Oostrom, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OFLAG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oflag is used in the context of the following news items.
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Norman Poole, soldier - obituary
After he had spent 10 months at Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Germany, the camp was liberated by the Americans. In the latter part of 1945, he was ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Germany: The great escape
Colditz, or Oflag IV-C, was for the worst of the worst as the Germans saw them, the bad boy officers who were persistent escapers or had been ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
3
Zero Night: The Untold Story of World War Two's Greatest Escape
gives us one that is not only hitherto untold, but remarkable both for its daring and its ingenuity, the mass breakout of Commonwealth officers from Camp Oflag ... «Strategy Page, Jul 15»
4
Huntingburg veteran noted for bravery, service
Evans attempted to escape on three occasions during his 15 months at a German POW camp in Poland named Oflag 64, finally succeeding on ... «The Herald, Jul 15»
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Style Invitational Week 1129: Nobody uses spelling bee words? You …
oflag pampootie paroemiology pipsissewa poikilitic porwigle pyopoiesis pyrrhuloxia radicicolous samadhi scacchite scherenschnitte scytale «Washington Post, Jun 15»
6
Emily returns for choir's summer concert
Written in 1943 for the inmates of Oflag V11b prisoner-of-war camp, the touching drama is Britten's take on the traditional song Little Matty ... «The Westmorland Gazette, Jun 15»
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Tributes paid to founders of Fulham youth club on 70th anniversary
Tributes were paid to the club's founders, the British PoWs held in Oflag 79 near Brunsweig, northern Germany. Some 3,000 soldiers were held ... «getwestlondon, Jun 15»
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South Asian American Champs Spell for College, But Are Still in …
The words certainly were more diverse. Thamakau has no cow. It's a Fijian canoe. Oflag isn't an Irish flag. It's a German prison. And a poblacion ... «Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, May 15»
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Folsom student ties for fourth at National Spelling Bee
But her third word, “oflag,” was the one that ended her run for the national title. It means a German prison camp for officers. Snehaa approached ... «Sacramento Bee, May 15»
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Herts Second World War soldier's prison break set to become …
The escape from Oflag VI-B in north-west Germany took place in 1942. By that time Captain Gilliat, captured during the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940 ... «Hertfordshire Mercury, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oflag [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oflag>. Aug 2019 ».
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