Boer War


Boer War
Boer War, the
also the South African War
(1899-1902) a war in South Africa in which the British army successfully fought against two Boer ↑republics called the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, and made them part of the British Empire

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Boer War — Boer′ War′ n. why a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and Orange Free State, 1899–1902 …   From formal English to slang

  • Boer War — n. a war (1899 1902) in which Great Britain defeated the Boers of South Africa …   English World dictionary

  • Boer War — noun either of two wars: the first when the Boers fought England in order to regain the independence they had given up to obtain British help against the Zulus (1880 1881); the second when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boer War — /ˈbɔ wɔ/ (say baw waw) noun either of two wars fought between the British and the Boers in southern Africa. 1. a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and the province of Orange Free State, 1899–1902. 2. a war between Great… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Boer War — 1. a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and Orange Free State, 1899 1902. 2. a war between Great Britain and the Transvaal, 1880 81. * * * …   Universalium

  • Boer War, the — a war fought in South Africa at the beginning of the 20th century in which the British defeated the Boers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Boer war (Anglo-Boer Wars) —    The struggle of the Boers in southern Africa against the British imperialist annexation of the Transvaal (1880–1902) caused waves of sympathy for the Afrikaner Boers in the Netherlands. The Dutch saw in them people of a related race and… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • Second Boer War — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Second Anglo Boer War partof=the Boer Wars caption=Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War date=11 October 1899 ndash; 31 May 1902 place=South Africa casus belli=The Jameson Raid, 1895 96 [Thomas Pakenham,… …   Wikipedia

  • Military history of Australia during the Second Boer War — The military history of Australia during the Boer War is complex, and includes a period of history in which the six formerly autonomous British Australian colonies federated to become the Commonwealth of Australia. At the outbreak of the Second… …   Wikipedia

  • First Boer War — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=First Anglo Boer War partof= caption= date=20 December 1880 23 March 1881 place=South Africa result=Boer Victory, Pretoria Convention combatant1= combatant2=flagicon|United Kingdom United Kingdom commander1=… …   Wikipedia


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