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

  • n. A course that leads to warfare or battle.
  • n. A hostile course or mood: The chef is on the warpath today.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a course of action that leads to battle or hostility

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The route taken by a party of Indians going on a warlike expedition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Among the American Indians, the path or route followed by a war like expedition; also, the military undertaking itself.

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

  • n. hostile or belligerent mood
  • n. a course leading to warfare or battle


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