Definition of Leyte
1. 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.
Generic synonyms: Amphibious Assault
Group relationships: Second World War, World War 2, World War Ii
Geographical relationships: Philippine Islands, Philippines
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Literary usage of Leyte
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report by United States Board on Geographic Names, United States Geographic Board (1916)
"... Barrio, Maasin Municipality, Leyte Province, Leyte. ... Bay, east coast, and Town, Leyte Province, Leyte. ... Leyte Pw- Ince, Leyte, (Not Jubas.1) ..."
2. General Kenney Reports: A Personal History of the Pacific War by George C. Kenney (1997)
"THE BATTLE FOR Leyte GULF October, 1944 ON THE 16th, with General MacArthur and ... Halsey radioed that he would support us in the Leyte area with two fast ..."
3. United States Coast Pilot, Philippine Islands by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (1919)
"... side to avoid the stronger current and whirlpools on the Leyte side ... as foul ground lies between it and the Leyte shore. EAST COAST OF Leyte. ..."
4. The Inhabitants of the Philippines by Frederic Henry Read Sawyer (1900)
"Area and population—Panay—Negros—Cebu—Bohol— Leyte—Samar. THIS name is given to the group of six considerable islands lying between Luzon and Mindanao, ..."