- The definition of cold war is hostility between areas, states or nations without physical fighting.
An example of a cold war was the relationship between the USA and the USSR after World War II.
cold war definition by Webster's New World
cold war definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- often Cold War A state of political tension and military rivalry between nations that stops short of full-scale war, especially that which existed between the United States and Soviet Union following World War II.
- A state of rivalry and tension between two factions, groups, or individuals that stops short of open, violent confrontation.
- cold warrior noun
cold war - Cultural Definition
A constant nonviolent state of hostility between the Soviet Union and the United States. The cold war began shortly after World War II, with the rapid extension of Soviet influence over eastern Europe and North Korea. With the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the cold war ended. (See Berlin airlift, Berlin wall (see also Berlin wall), and Iron Curtain.)
cold war - Phrases/Idioms
the Cold War