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Definitions of war

  1. To make war; to invade or attack a nation or state with force of arms; to carry on hostilities; to contend; to strive violently. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To carry on, as a contest; to wage. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To make war; to invade or attack a state or nation with force of arms; to carry on hostilities; to be in a state by violence. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To contend; to strive violently; to fight. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To engage in an armed conflict; fight. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To make war: to contend: to fight:-pr.p. warring; pa.t. and pa.p. warred. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To make war; contend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To be at war; make war; contend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To carry on a contest. Man-of-war, an armed ship of large size, for attack or defence. Holy war, a religious war; a crusade. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To attack a state with force of arms; to carry on hostilities; to contend; to strive with violence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Warring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. A contest between nations or states, carried on by force, whether for defence, for revenging insults and redressing wrongs, for the extension of commerce, for the acquisition of territory, for obtaining and establishing the superiority and dominion of one over the other, or for any other purpose; armed conflict of sovereign powers; declared and open hostilities. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A condition of belligerency to be maintained by physical force. In this sense, levying war against the sovereign authority is treason. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Instruments of war. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Forces; army. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The profession of arms; the art of war. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. a state of opposition or contest; an act of opposition; an inimical contest, act, or action; enmity; hostility. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The state of armed attack of defense aginst another; a contest by force between states or nations; an armed conflict; oppsition or contest; contention; as, a war of words; hostility or enmity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. A state of opposition or contest: a contest between states carried on by arms: open hostility: the profession of arms. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Armed contention between States or large numbers of people; open hostility. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. An armed contest between nations or states. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A contest between nations or states, or parties in the same state, carried on by force of arms; instruments of war; forces; arms; the profession of arms; art of war; hostility; state of opposition or contest; enmity; disposition to contention. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. An armed contest between nations or states; a contest carried on by force of arms; open hostility; the profession of arms; opposition or contest of any kind carried on between two parties. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Ware; aware. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Warred. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for war

  1. I want the thing I wanted before the war as much now as ever. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  2. This is the War that never ends. – In Times Like These by Nellie L. McClung
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