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cold war

1. 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.
2. A state of rivalry and tension between two factions, groups, or individuals that stops short of open, violent confrontation.

cold warrior n.

cold war

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a state of political hostility and military tension between two countries or power blocs, involving propaganda, subversion, threats, economic sanctions, and other measures short of open warfare, esp that between the American and Soviet blocs after World War II (the Cold War)

cold′ war′

1. intense political, military, and ideological rivalry between nations, short of armed conflict.
2. (caps.) such rivalry after World War II between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S., and their respective allies.
3. rivalry and tension between people or factions.

cold war

A state of international tension wherein political, economic, technological, sociological, psychological, paramilitary, and military measures short of overt armed conflict involving regular military forces are employed to achieve national objectives.

Cold War

A phrase coined by Bernard Baruch to describe the ideological conflict between western countries and the Soviet bloc.
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Noun1.Cold War - a state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfarecold war - a state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfare
antagonism, enmity, hostility - a state of deep-seated ill-will
hot war - actual fighting between the warring parties
2.Cold War - a state of political hostility that existed from 1945 until 1990 between countries led by the Soviet Union and countries led by the United States
حَرْبُ بارِدَه
studená válka
kold krig
külm sõda
kalda stríðiðkalt stríî
guerra fria
studená vojna
hladna vojna
kallt krig
soğuk harpsoğuk savaş

cold war

n the Cold Warla guerra fredda


(kəuld) adjective
1. low in temperature. cold water; cold meat and salad.
2. lower in temperature than is comfortable. I feel cold.
3. unfriendly. His manner was cold.
1. the state of being cold or of feeling the coldness of one's surroundings. She has gone to live in the South of France because she cannot bear the cold in Britain; He was blue with cold.
2. an illness with running nose, coughing etc. He has a bad cold; She has caught a cold; You might catch cold.
ˈcoldly adverb
in an unfriendly way. She looked at me coldly.
ˈcoldness noun
ˌcold-ˈblooded adjective
1. having blood (like that of a fish) which takes the same temperature as the surroundings of the body. cold-blooded creatures.
2. cruel and unfeeling. cold-blooded murder.
cold war
a major, especially political, struggle between nations which involves military threats but not fighting.
get cold feet
to lose courage. I was going to apply for the job but I got cold feet.
give (someone) the cold shoulder verb (also ˌcoldˈshoulder )
to show that one is unwilling to be friendly with (a person). All the neighbours gave her the cold shoulder; He cold-shouldered all his sister's friends.
in cold blood
deliberately and unemotionally. He killed them in cold blood.
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