- Cold Warfor the years of suppressed hostility between the USSR and the West after 1945, is spelt with capital initials. The concept disappeared with the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe from about 1989, but it is still referred to historically.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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Cold War — ˌCold ˈWar noun the unfriendly relationship between the US and the USSR after the Second World War, when there was very little trade between the two countries: • Despite the end of the Cold War, the NATO alliance continues to expand. * * * cold… … Financial and business terms
cold-war — (or Cold War) adj, always used before a noun cold war diplomacy the Cold War era • • • Main Entry: ↑cold war … Useful english dictionary
cold war — n. hostility and sharp conflict as in diplomacy and economics between states, without actual warfare the Cold War the period (1945 91) of cold war between the Soviet Union and its Communist allies and the U.S. and its non Communist allies … English World dictionary
cold war — noun count or uncount unfriendly relations between countries who are not at war with each other a. the Cold War the unfriendly relations that existed between the Soviet Union and the West from the end of World War II to the 1980s … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
cold war — n [singular,U] 1.) an unfriendly political relationship between two countries who do not actually fight each other 2.) the Cold War this unfriendly relationship between the US and the Soviet Union after the Second World War … Dictionary of contemporary English
cold war — cold′ war′ n. 1) amh. intense political, military, and ideological rivalry between nations, short of armed conflict 2) amh. (caps.) such rivalry after World War II between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S., and their respective allies 3) amh. rivalry and … From formal English to slang
cold war — ► NOUN ▪ a state of hostility between the Soviet bloc countries and the Western powers after the Second World War … English terms dictionary
cold war — used in print October 1945 by George Orwell; popularized in U.S. c.1947 by Bernard Baruch. More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us… … Etymology dictionary
Cold War — For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). United States President … Wikipedia
cold war — 1. intense economic, political, military, and ideological rivalry between nations, short of military conflict; sustained hostile political policies and an atmosphere of strain between opposed countries. 2. a continuing state of resentful… … Universalium