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United Nations definition


This page has two definitions of United Nations in English. United Nations is a proper noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



Ellipsis of United Nations Organization.


  • IPA(key): /juˌnaɪtɪd ˈneɪʃənz/, /jʊ-/

Proper noun

the United Nations

  1. An international coalition, founded in 1945 and headquartered in New York City, that aims to promote global co-operation and maintain international order.
  2. (historical) The Allies of World War II; the countries fighting against the Axis Powers.
    • 1942 February 23, “Dutchman's Chance”, in TIME[3], archived from the original on 7 March 2008:
      Last week plump Admiral Helfrich was not at sea, but in the United Nations' well-guarded, teeming headquarters in interior Java. Under him, in the top sea command, was a U.S. naval officer whom Admiral Helfrich and all the Dutch had learned to admire: 55-year-old Vice Admiral William A. Glassford Jr. Admiral Glassford needed more cruisers, more destroyers, more submarines for the sea defense of Java. Admiral Helfrich needed men & munitions, but especially aircraft and airmen.
    • 1944, “The United Nations”, Harold Jacob Rome (lyrics), Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich (music) (SP record), performed by Paul Robeson and Keynote Orchestra And Chorus, N.Y., U.S.A.: Keynote Recordings, Inc., →OCLC, M 1200 B:
      United Nations on the march with flags unfurled
      Together fight for victory, a free new world



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