Definition of waar
1. war [ n ] the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
Examples: "thousands of people were killed in the war"
(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Oneupmanship is practiced by both sides in a total war .
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
My definition of this much abused adjective is that a reconstructed rebel is one who is glad that the North won the War .
The fact is_due mainly to international wars , both hot and cold .
In every war of the United_States since the Civil_War the South was more belligerent than the rest of the country .
(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
The great ultimate ends of religion have served as magnificent beacon_lights that lured people toward them with an almost irresistible force , mobilizing energies and inducing sacrifices ; for_example , the Crusades , mission efforts , just wars .Synonyms war warfare Related Terms military_action civil_war biological_warfare Korean_War world_war Spanish-American_War hot_war Boer_War Franco-Prussian_War chemical_warfare jihad Mexican_War psychological_warfare punic_war Trojan_War Crimean_War War_of_the_Spanish_Succession French_and_Indian_War Hundred_Years'_War Iran-Iraq_War war_of_greek_independence Peloponnesian_War Napoleonic_Wars Persian_Gulf_War Punic_Wars Arab-Israeli_War Russo-Japanese_War Seven_Years'_War Arab-Israeli_War Thirty_Years'_War Balkan_Wars Vietnam_War War_of_the_Austrian_Succession War_of_the_Grand_Alliance limited_war War_of_the_Roses information_warfare international_jihad chino-japanese_war war_of_1812 macedonian_war battle combat aggression side plunderer de-escalation military
2. war [ n ] a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
Examples: "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"
(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)
The latter , members of two regiments of Swiss mercenaries transported by Great_Britain to Canada to fight the Americans in the War_of_1812 , had settled in Montreal and Kingston at the close of the war in 1815 .
(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)
Near the end of his service he wrote that when the war was over he was going to buy two pups , name one of them `` fall-in '' and the other `` close-up '' , and_then shoot them both , `` and that will be the end of ' fall-in ' and ' close-up '' ' .
In the South , after the first year of the war , paper and ink were very poor .
Early in the war it was not uncommon for planters ' sons to retain in camp Negro `` body_servants '' to perform the menial chores such_as cooking , foraging , cleaning the quarters , shining shoes , and laundering clothes .
On December 9 , 1862 , Sergeant_Edwin_H._Fay , an unusual Louisianan who held A._B. and M._A. degrees from Harvard_University and who before the war was headmaster of a private_school for boys in Louisiana , wrote his wife :Synonyms war state_of_war Related Terms peace hostility proxy_war
3. war [ n ] an active struggle between competing entities
Examples: "a price war" "a war of wits" "diplomatic warfare"
(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)
the success of Communism 's war against the West does not depend_on such spectacular and definitive conquests .Synonyms war warfare Related Terms conflict drug_war
4. war [ n ] a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious
Examples: "the war on poverty" "the war against crime"
5. war [ v ] make or wage warSynonyms war Related Terms make_peace fight go_to_war blitzkrieg
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