- n. A war involving the major nations of the world.
- n. a war in which the major nations of the world are involved
- A calque of German Weltkrieg (from 1904), English since 1909. (Wiktionary)
““Sentinels around the world held their breath — the crisis had been fed not just by Cold War politics, but by the poison that was pouring down to Earth from a world war in Kerras.”
“For every house, workshop, water-tower, railway embankment, wall, cellar and every pile of ruins, a bitter battle was waged, without equal even in the first world war with its vast expenditure of munitions.”
“We came out of the Civil War with one commissioned officer, Major Martin R. Delaney, but we entered this world war with nearly a thousand.”
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