|1.||of, concerning, or involving two or more nations or nationalities|
|2.||established by, controlling, or legislating for several nations: an international court; international fishing rights|
|3.||available for use by all nations: international waters|
|a. a contest between two national teams|
|b. a member of these teams|
An international organization of workers founded by Karl Marx in the 1860s. Weakened by disputes, it was dissolved in 1876, but it was succeeded by three later Internationals, which sought to spread communism throughout the world. The most effective of these was the Third International, formed by the Soviet Union in 1919 and dissolved in 1943 by Joseph Stalin.