Leyte Island

noun
a battle in World War II; the return of United States troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese
Syn: ↑Leyte, ↑Leyte invasion
Regions: ↑Philippines, ↑Philippine Islands
Instance Hypernyms: ↑amphibious assault
Part Holonyms: ↑World War II, ↑World War 2, ↑Second World War

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  • Leyte (island) — Infobox Islands name = Leyte image caption = The location of the Island of Leyte native name = native name link = locator Location map|Philippines|lat=10.95|long=124.833333|width=175|float=center map custom = yes location = South East Asia… …   Wikipedia

  • Leyte (disambiguation) — Leyte may refer to: In the Philippines *Leyte (island), the fourth largest island in the Visayas group of the Philippines. *Leyte Gulf, the body of water immediately east of the island of Leyte. *Leyte, a province of the Philippines that occupies …   Wikipedia

  • Leyte — prop. n. The name of an island in the Pacific Ocean and of a battle in World War II, at which the American forces experienced the first use of Kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese. The return of U. S. troops to the Philippines after their expulsion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leyte — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Leyte (homonymie). Leyte Carte de localisation de Leyte au sein des Philippines …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Leyte — noun a battle in World War II; the return of United States troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑Leyte Island, ↑Leyte… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leyte invasion — noun a battle in World War II; the return of United States troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese • Syn: ↑Leyte, ↑Leyte Island • Regions:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leyte Gulf — is the body of water immediately east of the island of Leyte in the Philippines, adjoining the Philippine Sea of the Pacific Ocean, at coord|10|50|N|125|25|E| display=title,inline.The gulf is bounded on the north by the island of Samar, which is… …   Wikipedia

  • Leyte — [lāt′ē; ] Sp [ lā′tā] island of EC Philippines, between Luzon & Mindanao: 2,785 sq mi (7,213 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • Leyte — Infobox Philippine province name = Leyte sealfile = Ph seal leyte.png region = Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) capital = Tacloban City founded = 1543 and March 10, 1917 pop2000 = 1,592,336 pop2000rank = 14th largest popden2000 = 279 popden2000rank …   Wikipedia

  • Leyte — /lay tee/; Sp. /lay te/, n. an island in the E central Philippines: focal point of the U.S. invasion of the Philippines 1944. 1,302,648; 3085 sq. mi. (7990 sq. km). * * * Island (pop., 2000: 1,952,496) of the Visayan group, eastern Philippines.… …   Universalium


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