Prewar

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Prewar Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    prewar adj : existing or belonging to a time before a war; "prewar levels of industrial production" [ant: postwar]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Prewar'


The term pre-war or prewar (antebellum) is usually applied to the most recent or significant war in a culture's history.

It is, however, often used for the period before the American Civil War.

Regarding real estate and automobiles, the term refers to buildings from the (late) 1930s in the Functionalist or Art Deco styles.

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  • Katie Holmes eyes Upper West Side apartment
    Katie Holmes had a serious fling … with the Upper West Side, where she recently put a bid on an apartment at the prewar Apthorp. For now, however, Holmes has... Read more on this news related to 'Prewar'
  • Sarah Larson: The Met’s rooftop Martini Bar.
    In addition to its Stradivarius collection, its Caravaggios, and the Sphinx of Hatshepsut, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has the best sky in town. Its rooftop café, which becomes the Martini Bar on Friday and Saturday evenings, overlooks Central Park; the view is of leafy treetops, a mostly prewar . . . Read more on this news related to 'Prewar'

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