HyperDic: war

English > 5 senses of the word war:
NOUNactwar, warfarethe waging of armed conflict against an enemy / enemy
statewar, state of wara legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
actwar, warfarean active struggle between competing entities
actwara concerted campaign to end something that is injurious
VERBcompetitionwarmake or wage war
war > pronunciation
Soundswao'r
Rhymesabhor ... Zocor: 121 rhymes with aor...
English > war: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe waging of armed conflict against an enemy / enemy.
Example"thousands of people were killed in the war"
Synonymwarfare
Category ofde-escalation(war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)
plunderer, pillager, looter, spoiler, despoiler, raider, freebootersomeone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
sideOne of two or more contesting groups
war, state of warA legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
InstancesArab-Israeli War, Six-Day War, Six Day Wartension between Arabs and Israeli erupted / erupted into a brief war in June 1967
Arab-Israeli War, Yom Kippur WarEgypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur)
Balkan WarsTwo wars (1912-1913) that were fought over the last of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire and that left the area around Constantinople (now Istanbul) as the only Ottoman territory in Europe
Boer WarEither of two wars
Chino-Japanese War, Sino-Japanese WarA war between China and Japan (1894 and 1895) over the control of the Korean Peninsula
Crimean WarA war in Crimea between Russia and a group of nations including England and France and Turkey and Sardinia
Franco-Prussian WarA war between France and Prussia that ended the Second Empire in France and led to the founding of modern Germany
French and Indian WarA war in North America between France and Britain (both aided by American Indian tribes)
Hundred Years' WarThe series of wars fought intermittently between France and England
Iran-Iraq War, Gulf WarA dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open / open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution
Korean WarA war between North and South Korea
Macedonian WarOne the four wars between Macedonia and Rome in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, which ended in the defeat of Macedonia and its annexation as a Roman province
Mexican WarAfter disputes over Texas lands that were settled by Mexicans the United States declared war on Mexico in 1846 and by treaty in 1848 took Texas and California and Arizona and New Mexico and Nevada and Utah and part of Colorado and paid Mexico $15,000,000
Napoleonic WarsA series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times
Peloponnesian WarA war in which Athens and its allies were defeated by the league centered on Sparta
Persian Gulf War, Gulf WarA war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders
Punic WarOne of the three wars between Carthage and Rome that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and its annexation by Rome
Russo-Japanese WarJapanese victory in the war with Russia (1904-1905) gave Japan power over Korea and Manchuria
Seven Years' WarA war of England and Prussia against France and Austria (1756-1763)
Spanish-American War, Spanish WarA war between the United States and Spain in 1898
Thirty Years' WarA series of conflicts (1618-1648) between Protestants and Catholics starting in Germany and spreading until France and Denmark and Sweden were opposing the Holy Roman Empire and Spain
Trojan War(Greek mythology) a great war fought between Greece and Troy
Vietnam War, VietnamA prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
War of 1812A war (1812-1814) between the United States and England which was trying to interfere with American trade with France
War of Greek IndependenceThe Greeks rebelled against Turkish rule in 1821
War of the Austrian SuccessionPrussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides
War of the Grand Alliance, War of the League of AugsburgAn aggressive war waged by Louis XIV against Spain and the Holy Roman Empire and England and Holland and other states / states (1689-1697)
War of the Roses, Wars of the Rosesstruggle for the English throne (1455-1485) between the house of York (white rose) and the house of Lancaster (red rose) ending with the accession of the Tudor monarch Henry VII
War of the Spanish SuccessionA general war in Europe (1701-1714) that broke out when Louis XIV installed his grandson on the throne of Spain
PartsaggressionThe act of initiating hostilities
battle, conflict, fight, engagementA hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
combat, armed combatAn engagement fought between two military forces
Narrowerbiological warfare, BW, biological attack, biologic attack, bioattackThe use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food
chemical warfare, chemical operationswarfare using chemical agents to kill or injure or incapacitate the enemy / enemy
civil warA war between factions in the same country
hot warActual fighting between the warring parties
information warfare, IWThe use of information or information technology during a time of crisis or conflict to achieve or promote specific objectives over a specific adversary or adversaries
limited warA war whose objective is less than the unconditional defeat of the enemy / enemy
psychological warfare, war of nervesThe use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale
world warA war in which the major nations of the world are involved
Broadermilitary action, actionA military engagement
Spanishconflagración, guerra
Catalanguerra
Verbswarmake or wage war
English > war: 5 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply.
Example"war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"
Synonymstate of war
Categorywar, warfareThe waging of armed conflict against an enemy / enemy
Narrowerproxy warA war instigated by a major power that does not itself participate
Broaderhostility, enmity, antagonismA state of deep-seated ill-will
OppositepeaceThe state prevailing during the absence of war
Spanishestado de guerra, guerra
Catalanestat de guerra, guerra
Verbswarmake or wage war
English > war: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn active struggle between competing entities.
Examples
  • "a price war"
  • "a war of wits"
  • "diplomatic warfare"
Synonymwarfare
Narrowerdrug warconflict between law enforcement and those who deal in illegal drugs
trench warfareA struggle (usually prolonged) between competing entities in which neither side is able to win
Broaderconflict, struggle, battleAn open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
Spanishguerra
English > war: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA concerted campaign to end something that is injurious.
Examples
  • "the war on poverty"
  • "the war against crime"
Broadercampaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effortA series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
English > war: 5 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningmake or wage war.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Entailed bycampaign, take the fieldgo on a campaign
Narrowerblitzkriegfight a quick and surprising war
go to war, take arms, take up armscommence hostilities
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Oppositemake peaceend hostilities
Spanishguerrear
Catalanguerrejar
Nounswarthe waging of armed conflict against an enemy / enemy
wara legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
warriorsomeone engaged in or experienced in warfare

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