HyperDic: ypres

English > 3 senses of the word Ypres:
NOUNactYpres, battle of Ypres, third battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1917)
actYpres, battle of Ypres, second battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1915)
actYpres, battle of Ypres, first battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1914)
English > Ypres: 3 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningbattle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery.
Synonymsbattle of Ypres, third battle of Ypres
Instance ofpitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Part ofWorld War I, World War 1, Great War, First World War, War to End WarA war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
RegionBelgium, Kingdom of Belgium, BelgiqueA monarchy in northwestern Europe
English > Ypres: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningbattle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient.
Synonymsbattle of Ypres, second battle of Ypres
Instance ofpitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Part ofWorld War I, World War 1, Great War, First World War, War to End WarA war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
RegionBelgium, Kingdom of Belgium, BelgiqueA monarchy in northwestern Europe
English > Ypres: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningbattle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines / lines of the others.
Synonymsbattle of Ypres, first battle of Ypres
Instance ofpitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Part ofWorld War I, World War 1, Great War, First World War, War to End WarA war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
RegionBelgium, Kingdom of Belgium, BelgiqueA monarchy in northwestern Europe
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