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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dunkirk(noun)

    a crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat

    "the Russians had to pull off a Dunkirk to get out of there"

  2. Dunkirk, Dunkerque(noun)

    a seaport in northern France on the North Sea; scene of the evacuation of British forces in 1940 during World War II

  3. Dunkirk, Dunkerque(noun)

    an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire


  1. Dunkirk(ProperNoun)

    A town in Nord-Pas de Calais, France

  2. Origin: From Duinkerk, from duin + kerke


  1. Dunkirk

    Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It lies 10 kilometres from the Belgian border. The population of the city at the 1999 census was 70,850 inhabitants. The population of the metropolitan area was 265,974 inhabitants according to the 1999 census.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dunkirk

    the most northern seaport and fortified town of France, on the Strait of Dover; has manufactures and considerable trade.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Dunkirk

    Expresses the “Church in the Dunes,” or sand-hills, built by St Eloi in the seventh century.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dunkirk in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dunkirk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Dunkirk in a Sentence

  1. Peter Hargreaves:

    It will be like Dunkirk again.

  2. Peter Hargreaves:

    It would be the biggest stimulus to get our butts in gear that we have ever had, it will be like Dunkirk again.

  3. Kelly Kwamsoos:

    At the end of the movie I ran down the stairs and he was just wiping his tears away and I was able to shake his hand and give him a proper salute, i really hope that the younger generations can understand what it was like and really count their blessings. We’re so lucky. Sturdy advises younger generations to keep thinking about the events of Dunkirk.

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