1. [ noun ] (military) a prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the non-communist armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
Synonyms: Vietnam_War
Related terms: war
2. [ noun ] (government,geography) a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
Synonyms: Viet_Nam socialist_republic_of_vietnam Annam
Related terms: Asian_country asean Vietnamese Indochina haiphong Vietnam_War Hanoi Ho_Chi_Minh_City Dien_Bien_Phu north_vietnam south_vietnam Vietnam_War
Similar spelling:   Vietnamese