from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of the east-central Philippines in the Visayan group north of Mindanao. It was sighted in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The name of an island in the Pacific Ocean and of a battle in World War II, at which the American forces experienced the first use of Kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese. The return of U. S. troops to the Philippines after their expulsion by the Japanese began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944.
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- n. a battle in World War II; the return of United States troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese
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In Leyte province, there are 1,594 Pangulong Gloria scholars; 318 in Biliran; 407 in Southern Leyte; 544 in Samar; 1,242 in Eastern Samar and 1,671 in Northern Samar.
After 56 days of biking around the country, home at last, on Sunday DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) - Redemptorist priest Amado "Picx" Picardal DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) - Redemptorist priest Amado "Picx" Picardal arrived in Surigao City from Liloan in Southern Leyte Sunday, a day ahead of schedule and is resting and doing laundry work today, Day 50 of his 56-day bicycle journey nationwide "for life and peace."
He joins us by phone from Leyte, which is just about 300 miles south of the capital, Manila.
It is brought from the vicinity of the volcanoes in Bisayas: the best is said to come from Leyte, which is worth about one and a quarter dollar per pecul.
The Jesuits extend their labors to Leyte, which island is described by Chirino; he praises the hospitality and fraternal feeling which prevail among its people.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 12 of 55 1601-1604 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
The storm, named Banyan, was expected to make landfall in southern Leyte province on the country's eastern coast on Wednesday.
From these beginnings the two thrusts moved along the north coast of New Guinea and from island to island until they in effect met in the landing on Leyte in the Philippines in October 1944.
Bandits and militant religious cults terrorized Negros, Cebu, and Leyte.
At one point, the hijacked Quest and the pirates were being shadowed by the giant aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, the Leyte Gulf, a guided missile cruiser and the Sterett and Buckley, guided missile destroyers.
He flew F6F-3 Hellcats and he saw action in the Battle of Leyte Gulf invasion of the