World-war Definition

noun
Alternative spelling of world war.
Wiktionary
A war involving the major nations of the world.
"Armageddon, that world war with which the Second Coming is to be so closely associated." (Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow 1921, ix.)
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Other Word Forms of World-war

Noun

Singular:
world-war
Plural:
world-wars

Origin of World-war

  • A calque of German Weltkrieg (from 1904), English since 1909.

    From Wiktionary

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