world war

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world′ war′


n.
a war that involves most of the principal nations of the world.
[1910–15]
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Noun1.world war - a war in which the major nations of the world are involved
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
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I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein said, "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein once said: "I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein aptly said, "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein: I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Einstein may well have been right about world war IV being fought with sticks and stones, but he failed to predict Antipodean political battles would one day be decided by foot-longs dripping in piri-piri sauce.
After the devastation of World War IV, the Ancients, aliens from the planet Loge, offer to "terraform" Earth so it will again support life.
THE STORY: Sixteen-year-old Cinder, the best mechanic in New Beijing after World War IV, isn't your average would-be princess.
24 -- The past decade, 2001- 2010, was one during which World War IV began.
Norman Podhoretz's World War IV is not surprisingly subtitled The Long Struggle against Islamofascism.
Podhoretz, who has edited Commentary since 1960, claims that September 11, 2001 marked the beginning of World War IV (he considers the Cold War to have been World War III).
Scales, "Clausewitz and World War IV," Armed Forces Journal (July 2006), available at <www.