1. a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945

Similar word(s): annam

Definition categories: location

2. a prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States

Definition categories: act

Sentences with vietnam as a noun:

- another Vietnam

- the Soviet Union's Vietnam (the 1979–89 occupation of Afghanistan)