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Y·pres

 (ē′prə)
See Ieper.

Ypres

(French iprə)
n
(Placename) a town in W Belgium, in W Flanders province near the border with France: scene of many sieges and battles, esp in World War I, when it was completely destroyed. Pop: 35 021 (2004 est). Flemish name: Ieper

Y•pres

(Fr. ˈi prə)

n.
a town in W Belgium: battles 1914–18. 34,758. Flemish, Ieper.
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Noun1.Ypres - battle 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
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a 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
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
2.Ypres - battle in World War I (1915)Ypres - battle 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
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a 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
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
3.Ypres - battle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines of the others
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a 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
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
References in classic literature ?
"From what one reads of the fighting around Ypres," the other replied, "you were lucky to get out of it so well.
As you, of course, know, we have suffered a great deal, especially around Ypres, from the marvellous success of the German Intelligence Department.
"Well!" replied he, addressing the governor, "I was right; these gentlemen are two Spanish captains with whom I was acquainted at Ypres, last year; they don't know a word of French."
"Jansenius, Bishop of Ypres, once wrote a book which was believed to contain propositions at variance with the doctrines of the Holy See.
Many Birmingham and Warwickshire men were killed or wounded during the battles of the Somme and Ypres, the two main theatres of combat on the Western Front during the 1914-18 conflict.
I KNOW that there are various companies offering battlefield tours but they don't seem to leave much spare time and I would like to go to a particular cemetery near Ypres to visit my great-uncle's grave.
The papers contained a letter from the officer about a Sergeant Hunnam, who had fought in the First World War at Ypres, the Belgian town which was at the centre of the conflict.
IT was 90 years ago on Tuesday when the guns fell silent round Ypres at the end of the First World War.
Ninety years ago the Ypres salient became infamous, with four huge battles and continual shelling from all sides claiming the lives of half a million men.
in tr W of So Simon Birch, chairman of Glyndwr Historical Society, was joined by fellow history student Rhys Knowles in laying a wreath at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.
St Charles' Catholic Primary School pupils on World War One and visiting Ypres, in Belgium GEORGE HERATY, 11, ERATY, 11, ERATY said: "It was sad seeing the graves of all the soldiers who died.
YPRES is a place that has seared itself into both the collective soul and the communal memory of the British people.