postwar
adjective Date: 1908 occurring or existing after a war; especially occurring or existing after World War II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • postwar — also post war, 1908, in reference to the Boer War, from POST (Cf. post ) + WAR (Cf. war) …   Etymology dictionary

  • postwar — [pōst′wôr′] adj. after the (or a) war …   English World dictionary

  • postwar — /pohst wawr /, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a period following a war: postwar problems; postwar removal of rationing. [1905 10; POST + WAR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • postwar — post|war [ ,poust wɔr ] adjective only before noun happening or existing in the period of time immediately after a war, especially World War II: in the postwar years the postwar division of Europe …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • postwar — post war UK / US or postwar UK [ˌpəʊs(t)ˈwɔː(r)] / US [ˌpoʊs(t)ˈwɔr] adjective * happening or existing in the period of time immediately after a war, especially the Second World War in the post war years the post war division of Europe …   English dictionary

  • postwar — /ˈpoʊstwɔ/ (say pohstwaw) adjective of or relating to the period following a war, especially World War II: postwar trade …   Australian English dictionary

  • postwar — adjective of or pertaining to the period after a war …   Wiktionary

  • postwar — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. post bellum, after the war, peacetime, peaceful …   English dictionary for students

  • postwar — see post war …   English dictionary

  • postwar — pəʊst wÉ”r / wɔː adj. following a war, occurring or existing after a war …   English contemporary dictionary

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