Definition of cold war noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


cold war

BrE BrE//ˌkəʊld ˈwɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊld ˈwɔːr//
[singular, uncountable] (also Cold War) Conflict
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a very unfriendly relationship between two countries who are not actually fighting each other, usually used about the situation between the US and the Soviet Union after the Second World War See related entries: Conflict
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cold war