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

  • noun The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
  • noun Military operations marked by a specific characteristic.
  • noun A state of disharmony or conflict; strife.
  • noun Acts undertaken to destroy or undermine the strength of another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To carry on warfare or engage in war; contend; struggle.
  • noun A warlike or military expedition; military operations; hostilities; war; armed contest.
  • noun Figuratively, any contest, struggle, or strife.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.
  • noun Military service; military life; contest carried on by enemies; hostilities; war.
  • noun Contest; struggle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The waging of war or armed conflict against an enemy
  • noun Military operations of some particular kind e.g. guerrilla warfare
  • verb To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an active struggle between competing entities
  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English : warre, war; see war + fare, journey (from Old English faru, from faran, to journey; see fare).]

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