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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.
References in classic literature ?
Today, a generation raised in the shadows of the Cold War assumes new responsibilities in a world warmed by the sunshine of freedom, but threatened still by ancient hatreds and new plagues.
Analysts debate over a new Cold War unfolding between China and the United States: some point to increased rivalry and others see a media ploy
We Were Soldiers Too: Serving as a Reagan Soldier During the Cold War (ISBN-13: 978-1508645290) is the author's autobiography.
The author's account of lessons learned rests primarily on the propositions that the Cold War period and the early 21st century are similar enough in their basic characteristics as to suggest a similar "Grand Strategy"; and, that there is such a Grand Strategy that finds broad support within the foreign policy establishment.
Masuda Hajimu's Cold War Crucible is a unique and valuable contribution to the historiography of the Korean War--or more precisely, to the history of the Cold War and the Korean War's central place in the emergence of that global conflict.
Duncan emphasizes the successes of Cold War liberalism represented by the American victory in the Second World War, the Marshall Plan, the international monetary agreements to finance the postwar world, and the Truman Doctrine's containment policy.
For Sherif, this is the "quintessential Cold War film" (p.
The shelter, constructed in 1982 in the owners back garden, is one of the few surviving reminders of the impact the Cold War threat had on the public.
The implication of Hammond's book--and of a growing body of Cold War scholarship --is that we refocus the lenses through which we view literature of the period.
The 1991 polling took place as tensions were easing in the decades-long Cold War, prior to the breakup of the Soviet Union at the end of that year.
Similarly, critical attention to film and fiction from the Cold War era has also been on the rise.
The Cold War was fundamentally an ideological confrontation.