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Definitions of warfare

  1. To carry on continual war, specially of a spiritual kind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Military service; military life; contest carried on by enemies; hostilities; war. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Contest; struggle. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A condition of armed conflict; contest; military operations between enemies; strife. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A carrying on war: military life: war: contest or struggle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Military service; war. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. See under war. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for warfare

  1. Warfare would be dead, killed in her own turn, she who has killed so many. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  2. Where they lived, between those times of warfare he scarcely knew. – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
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