Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An area in which military combat takes place.
  • noun An area at sea in which ships are prone to being attacked during a war.

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  • noun A region where war is ongoing.
  • noun A region where structures are damaged or in disarray, appearing similar to the effects of a military conflict.
  • noun By extension, any area with a significant display of damage or disarray.

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  • noun a combat zone where military operations are coordinated (especially a designated area in international waters where the rights of neutrals are not respected by nations at war)

Etymologies

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war +‎ zone

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