from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan in the northwest Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan. The island was the scene of severe fighting during World War II.
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- proper n. A volcanic island in Japan’s Ogasawara Islands chain, officially called Iōtō in Japanese.
- proper n. A volcanic island located in the Satsunan Shoto, an island group south of Kyushu, also known as Satsuma Iojima.
- proper n. A decisive battle during World War II.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan
- n. a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)
They had a Japanese man up in front of the audience introducing the film by explaining that there was this tiny island out in the middle of the Pacific called Iwo Jima that was the site of a fierce battle between the Japanese and Americans.
Would a majority of the people -- or, in this case, a majority of the soldiers -- chosen to fight that bloody battle for that small piece of rock called Iwo Jima?
That would be by Marines off the Iwo Jima, which is currently at anchor off the Lebanese coast.
The nearest U.S. ships with helicopters are part of a seven-ship task force headed by the Iwo Jima, which is in the Red Sea.
And not only is the USS Gonzalez involved, it's also the Iwo Jima, which is an amphibious assault ship, along with six other ships that are being pressed into service.
But the more practical option may be moving a number of Marine amphibious warships, headed by the USS Iwo Jima, that is now in the northern Red Sea conducting an exercise with Jordan.
Letters from Iwo Jima, which is almost entirely in Japanese, is nominated as best foreign language film.
When my father was stationed in Okinawa in the mid-50's as a Marine, he went to Iwo Jima, which is still a restricted area and controlled by the Japanese self-defense forces.
Today marks the 60th anniversary or our landing on that little black sandy island known as Iwo Jima and it is still an indelible picture in my mind.
This is on board the Iwo Jima, which is the amphibious assault ship that we've been telling you about that has become quite a nexus of operations here for the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.
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