from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being hostile; antagonism or enmity. See Synonyms at enmity.
- n. A hostile act.
- n. Acts of war; overt warfare.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being hostile.
- n. A hostile action, especially a military action. See hostilities for specific plural definition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. State of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity.
- n. An act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy. See hostilities
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being hostile; inimical feeling; antagonism.
- n. Hostile action; open opposition by war or other means; especially, in the plural, acts of warfare.
- n. A hostile act which follows a declaration of war.
- n. Synonyms Animosity, Ill-will, Enmity (see animosity); unfriendliness, opposition, violence, aggression.
- n. War, fighting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
- n. a state of deep-seated ill-will
- n. the feeling of a hostile person
- n. violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
From Late Latin hostilitas. (Wiktionary)