Definitions for 1940s

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forties, 1940s(noun)

    the decade from 1940 to 1949

Wiktionary

  1. 1940s(Noun)

    The decade from 1940 to 1949.

Freebase

  1. 1940s

    The 1940s was a decade that began on January 1, 1940 and ended on December 31, 1949. The Second World War took place in the first half of the decade, which had a profound effect on most countries and people in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. The consequences of the war lingered well into the second half of the decade, with a war-weary Europe divided between the jostling spheres of influence of the West and the Soviet Union. To some degree internal and external tensions in the post-war era were managed by new institutions, including the United Nations, the welfare state and the Bretton Woods system, providing to the post–World War II boom, which lasted well into the 1970s. However the conditions of the post-war world encouraged decolonialization and emergence of new states and governments, with India, Pakistan, Israel, Vietnam and others declaring independence, rarely without bloodshed. The decade also witnessed the early beginnings of new technologies, often first developed in tandem with the war effort, and later adapted and improved upon in the post-war era.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of 1940s in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of 1940s in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Martin Nolan:

    That's a really neat piece and it's like a time warp right back to the 1940s when Marilyn was just becoming famous.

  2. George Will:

    In the 1940s a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault. (Arson, gang warfare and venereal disease are also-rans.)

  3. Blake Lively:

    I think any jokes about rape, homophobia or Hitler is not a joke, i think that was a hard thing swallow in 30 seconds. Film festivals are such a beautiful, respectful festivals of film and artists and to have that, it felt like it wouldn’t have happened if it was in the 1940s. I can’t imagine Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby going out and doing that. It was more disappointing for the artists in the room that someone was going up there making jokes about something that wasn’t funny.

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