Associations to the word «War»


WAR, noun. (uncountable) Organized, large-scale, armed conflict between countries or between national, ethnic, or other sizeable groups, usually involving the engagement of military forces.
WAR, noun. (countable) A particular conflict of this kind.
WAR, noun. (countable) By extension, any conflict, or anything resembling a conflict.
WAR, noun. (figuratively) A campaign against something.
WAR, noun. (business) (countable) A bout of fierce competition in trade.
WAR, noun. (obsolete) (uncountable) Instruments of war.
WAR, noun. (obsolete) Armed forces.
WAR, noun. (uncountable) A particular card game for two players, notable for having its outcome predetermined by how the cards are dealt.
WAR, verb. (intransitive) To engage in conflict (may be followed by "with" to specify the foe).
WAR, verb. To carry on, as a contest; to wage.
WAR, proper noun. The personification of war, often depicted in armor, and riding a red horse.
WAR, proper noun. A city in West Virginia
WAR BOND, noun. A type of savings bond used by nations to help fund war efforts.
WAR BONDS, noun. Plural of war bond
WAR BONNET, noun. A ceremonial headdress, decorated with a trail extension of eagle feathers, worn by some American Indians
WAR BRIDE, noun. A woman who marries a man who is on active duty military in wartime.
WAR BRIDE, noun. (idiomatic) A company or individual whose business is increased by warfare.
WAR BRIDES, noun. Plural of war bride
WAR BY PROXY, noun. Alternative form of proxy war
WAR CAKE, noun. A kind of cake made from the limited ingredients available in wartime.
WAR CEMETERIES, noun. Plural of war cemetery
WAR CEMETERY, noun. A cemetery reserved for the graves of (usually military) victims of warfare, including civil war.
WAR CHEST, noun. A fund to finance a war
WAR CHEST, noun. (by extension) A fund for some special purpose, such as a political campaign
WAR CHESTS, noun. Plural of war chest
WAR CHILD, noun. A child who has grown up in wartime.
WAR CHILDREN, noun. Plural of war child
WAR CRIES, noun. Plural of war cry
WAR CRIME, noun. (legal) A punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian.
WAR CRIMES, noun. Plural of war crime
WAR CRIMINAL, noun. A person guilty of a war crime
WAR CRY, noun. An exclamation intended to rally soldiers in battle.
WAR DADDIES, noun. Plural of war daddy
WAR DADDY, noun. (slang) (American football) (US) A player with extraordinary ability and exceptional toughness.
WAR DANCE, noun. A ceremonial dance performed before a major battle or after a victory, usually by a tribe.
WAR DANCES, noun. Plural of war dance
WAR DEMOCRAT, noun. (US) (politics) (archaic) a member of the Democratic Party of the United States of America who supported the prosecution of the American Civil War
WAR DOG, noun. A dog that was deployed in a war.
WAR DOG, noun. A veteran soldier in a war, particularly a heroic one
WAR DOG, noun. (figuratively) a warrior; a battler
WAR GAME, noun. (military) A simulation, by whatever means, of a military operation involving two or more opposing forces using rules, data, and procedures designed to depict an actual or assumed real-life situation.
WAR GAME, noun. A game that simulates or represents a military operation.
WAR GAMES, noun. Plural of war game
WAR GRAVE, noun. A burial place, grave(s) for indidivual victim(s), soldiers and/or civilians, of warfare, including civil war
WAR GRAVE, noun. (usually in the plural: war graves) A cemetary reserved for such victims
WAR GRAVE, noun. Similar resting place of victims during warfare on board a sunk vessel or crashed aircraft
WAR GRAVES, noun. Plural of war grave
WAR HAMMER, noun. A medieval hammer-like weapon used in close combat.
WAR HAMMERS, noun. Plural of war hammer
WAR HAWK, noun. A proponent of war or military intrusiveness
WAR HAWKS, noun. Plural of warmonger
WAR HORN, noun. Alternative form of war-horn
WAR HORNS, noun. Plural of war horn
WAR HOUND, noun. A person that wants to fight
WAR MACHINE, noun. An individual weapon for war, especially a mechanical one such as a siege engine or tank.
WAR MACHINE, noun. The military resources of a belligerent country considered as a whole.
WAR MACHINES, noun. Plural of war machine
WAR OF AGGRESSION, noun. (international law) military conflict waged without the justification of self-defense, usually for territorial gain and subjugation
WAR OF CONQUEST, noun. A military conflict where one state, nation, or people conquers or attempts to conquer another; a conquering war.
WAR OF NERVES, noun. (idiomatic) Warfare or other physical conflict in which one or more combatting parties use especially demoralizing and frightening tactics to attempt to unnerve their opponents.
WAR OF NERVES, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A situation in which opposed parties refrain from direct conflict but maintain a tense, contentious relationship in which each uses annoyances or intimidating psychological tactics to attempt to dishearten and unnerve the other.
WAR OF WORDS, noun. A heated and bad-tempered exchange of inflammatory statements.
WAR ON TERROR, proper noun. The War on Terrorism
WAR ON TERRORISM, proper noun. (US) An ongoing campaign by the United States (and some of its allies) the stated aim of which is to counter international terrorism, but especially to counter al-Qaeda and other militant Muslim groups.
WAR ON TERRORISM, proper noun. The common term for the military, political, legal and ideological conflict against Islamic terrorism, and specifically used in reference to operations by the United States, in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks.
WAR ON WOMEN, proper noun. (US) (politics) (derogatory) Political efforts and initiatives to reduce women's rights, especially reproductive rights.
WAR PAINT, noun. Pigments ritually applied to the face and/or body (originally and still especially of a Native American warrior) prior to going into a battle.
WAR PAINT, noun. (informal) cosmetics, makeup
WAR PAINTS, noun. Plural of war paint
WAR PARTIES, noun. Plural of war party
WAR PARTY, noun. A group of people assembled to carry out a military attack.
WAR PROFITEER, noun. A person or group that gains a significant amount of revenue from selling weapons and military equipment.
WAR REPARATIONS, noun. Monetary compensation intended to cover damage or injury during a war
WAR ROOM, noun. A command center; a single location which serves as the point of coordination for military activities.
WAR ROOM, noun. By extension, a single location from which any activity is directed.
WAR ROOMS, noun. Plural of war room
WAR SIU GAI, noun. Alternative spelling of war su gai
WAR STORIES, noun. Plural of war story
WAR STORY, noun. Any narrative of an event, involving either military or civilian characters, in wartime
WAR SU GAI, noun. Almond-battered deep-fried chicken breast (white meat)
WAR SU GAI, noun. A dish composed of a large fried patty made of ground chicken, chinese sausage, pork fat, swallow's nest, which is wrapped in crispy chicken skin served on a bed of shredded lettuce and covered in chicken gravy (preferentially spelled "war siu gai" or "war sui gai")
WAR SUI GAI, noun. Alternative spelling of war su gai
WAR TIME, noun. Alternative spelling of wartime
WAR TO END ALL WAR, proper noun. Alternative form of war to end all wars
WAR TO END ALL WARS, proper noun. Epithet for World War I.
WAR TORN, adjective. Subjected to the ravages of war.
WAR TUBA, noun. An acoustic locator, vaguely resembling a tuba, used (by Japan during the World Wars) to provide early warning of incoming aircraft.
WAR TUBAS, noun. Plural of war tuba
WAR VETERAN, noun. A person who has served in the armed forces during a war.
WAR VETERANS, noun. Plural of war veteran
WAR WHOOP, noun. In war a yell to fight
WAR WIDOW, noun. The wife of a man in the armed forces killed in a war (and sometimes in other military action).
WAR WIDOW, noun. (by extension) A woman whose husband has been killed in any conflict.
WAR ZONE, noun. A region where war is ongoing.
WAR ZONE, noun. A region where structures are damaged or in disarray, appearing similar to the effects of a military conflict.
WAR ZONE, noun. By extension, any area with a significant display of damage or disarray.
WAR ZONES, noun. Plural of war zone

Dictionary definition

WAR, noun. The waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war".
WAR, noun. A legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring".
WAR, noun. An active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare".
WAR, noun. A concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime".
WAR, verb. Make or wage war.

Wise words

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William Shakespeare