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war


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  War  \War\,  a. 
  Ware;  aware.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  War  \War\,  n.  [OE.  &  AS  werre;  akin  to  OHG.  werra  scandal, 
  quarrel,  sedition,  werran  to  confound,  mix,  D.  warren,  G. 
  wirren,  verwirren  to  embroil,  confound,  disturb,  and  perhaps 
  to  E.  worse;  cf  OF  werre  war,  F.  querre,  of  Teutonic 
  origin.  Cf  {Guerrilla},  {Warrior}.] 
  1.  A  contest  between  nations  or  states,  carried  on  by  force, 
  whether  for  defence,  for  revenging  insults  and  redressing 
  wrongs,  for  the  extension  of  commerce,  for  the  acquisition 
  of  territory,  for  obtaining  and  establishing  the 
  superiority  and  dominion  of  one  over  the  other  or  for  any 
  other  purpose;  armed  conflict  of  sovereign  powers; 
  declared  and  open  hostilities. 
 
  Men  will  ever  distinguish  war  from  mere  bloodshed. 
  --F.  W. 
  Robertson 
 
  Note:  As  war  is  the  contest  of  nations  or  states,  it  always 
  implies  that  such  contest  is  authorized  by  the  monarch 
  or  the  sovereign  power  of  the  nation.  A  war  begun  by 
  attacking  another  nation,  is  called  an  offensive  war, 
  and  such  attack  is  aggressive.  War  undertaken  to  repel 
  invasion,  or  the  attacks  of  an  enemy,  is  called 
  defensive. 
 
  2.  (Law)  A  condition  of  belligerency  to  be  maintained  by 
  physical  force.  In  this  sense  levying  war  against  the 
  sovereign  authority  is  treason. 
 
  3.  Instruments  of  war.  [Poetic] 
 
  His  complement  of  stores,  and  total  war.  --Prior. 
 
  4.  Forces;  army.  [Poetic] 
 
  On  their  embattled  ranks  the  waves  return,  And 
  overwhelm  their  war.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  The  profession  of  arms;  the  art  of  war. 
 
  Thou  art  but  a  youth,  and  he  is  a  man  of  war  from 
  his  youth.  --1  Sam.  xvii. 
  33. 
 
  6.  a  state  of  opposition  or  contest;  an  act  of  opposition;  an 
  inimical  contest,  act  or  action  enmity;  hostility. 
  ``Raised  impious  war  in  heaven.''  --Milton. 
 
  The  words  of  his  mouth  were  smoother  than  butter, 
  but  war  was  in  his  heart.  --Ps.  lv  21. 
 
  {Civil  war},  a  war  between  different  sections  or  parties  of 
  the  same  country  or  nation. 
 
  {Holy  war}.  See  under  {Holy}. 
 
  {Man  of  war}.  (Naut.)  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Public  war},  a  war  between  independent  sovereign  states. 
 
  {War  cry},  a  cry  or  signal  used  in  war;  as  the  Indian  war 
  cry. 
 
  {War  dance},  a  dance  among  savages  preliminary  to  going  to 
  war.  Among  the  North  American  Indians,  it  is  begun  by  some 
  distinguished  chief,  and  whoever  joins  in  it  thereby 
  enlists  as  one  of  the  party  engaged  in  a  warlike 
  excursion.  --Schoolcraft. 
 
  {War  field},  a  field  of  war  or  battle. 
 
  {War  horse},  a  horse  used  in  war;  the  horse  of  a  cavalry 
  soldier;  especially,  a  strong,  powerful,  spirited  horse 
  for  military  service;  a  charger. 
 
  {War  paint},  paint  put  on  the  face  and  other  parts  of  the 
  body  by  savages,  as  a  token  of  going  to  war.  ``Wash  the 
  war  paint  from  your  faces.''  --Longfellow. 
 
  {War  song},  a  song  of  or  pertaining  to  war;  especially,  among 
  the  American  Indians,  a  song  at  the  war  dance,  full  of 
  incitements  to  military  ardor. 
 
  {War  whoop},  a  war  cry,  especially  that  uttered  by  the 
  American  Indians. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  War  \War\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Warred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Warring}.] 
  1.  To  make  war;  to  invade  or  attack  a  state  or  nation  with 
  force  of  arms;  to  carry  on  hostilities;  to  be  in  a  state 
  by  violence. 
 
  Rezin  the  king  of  Syria,  and  Pekah  the  son  of 
  Remaliah,  king  of  Israel,  went  up  toward  Jerusalem 
  to  war  against  it  --Isa.  vii.  1. 
 
  Why  should  I  war  without  the  walls  of  Troy?  --Shak. 
 
  Our  countrymen  were  warring  on  that  day!  --Byron. 
 
  2.  To  contend;  to  strive  violently;  to  fight.  ``Lusts  which 
  war  against  the  soul.''  --1  Pet.  ii  11. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  War  \War\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  make  war  upon  to  fight.  [R.] 
 
  To  war  the  Scot,  and  borders  to  defend.  --Daniel. 
 
  2.  To  carry  on  as  a  contest;  to  wage.  [R.] 
 
  That  thou  .  .  .  mightest  war  a  good  warfare.  --Tim. 
  i.  18. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  war 
  n  1:  the  waging  of  armed  conflict  against  an  enemy;  "thousands  of 
  people  were  killed  in  the  war"  [syn:  {warfare}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {state 
  of  war}]  [ant:  {peace}] 
  3:  an  active  struggle  between  competing  entities;  "a  price 
  war";  "a  war  of  wits";  "diplomatic  warfare"  [syn:  {warfare}] 
  4:  a  concerted  campaign  to  end  something  that  is  injurious; 
  "the  war  on  poverty";  "the  war  against  crime" 
  v  :  make  or  wage  war  [ant:  {make  peace}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  War,  WV  (city,  FIPS  84484) 
  Location:  37.30277  N,  81.68008  W 
  Population  (1990):  1081  (525  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  War 
  The  Israelites  had  to  take  possession  of  the  Promised  Land  by 
  conquest.  They  had  to  engage  in  a  long  and  bloody  war  before  the 
  Canaanitish  tribes  were  finally  subdued.  Except  in  the  case  of 
  Jericho  and  Ai  the  war  did  not  become  aggressive  till  after  the 
  death  of  Joshua.  Till  then  the  attack  was  always  first  made  by 
  the  Canaanites.  Now  the  measure  of  the  iniquity  of  the 
  Canaanites  was  full,  and  Israel  was  employed  by  God  to  sweep 
  them  away  from  off  the  face  of  the  earth.  In  entering  on  this 
  new  stage  of  the  war,  the  tribe  of  Judah,  according  to  divine 
  direction,  took  the  lead. 
 
  In  the  days  of  Saul  and  David  the  people  of  Israel  engaged  in 
  many  wars  with  the  nations  around  and  after  the  division  of  the 
  kingdom  into  two  they  often  warred  with  each  other  They  had  to 
  defend  themselves  also  against  the  inroads  of  the  Egyptians,  the 
  Assyrians,  and  the  Babylonians.  The  whole  history  of  Israel  from 
  first  to  last  presents  but  few  periods  of  peace. 
 
  The  Christian  life  is  represented  as  a  warfare,  and  the 
  Christian  graces  are  also  represented  under  the  figure  of  pieces 
  of  armour  (Eph.  6:11-17;  1  Thess.  5:8;  2  Tim.  2:3,  4).  The  final 
  blessedness  of  believers  is  attained  as  the  fruit  of  victory 
  (Rev.  3:21). 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  WAR,  n.  A  by-product  of  the  arts  of  peace.  The  most  menacing 
  political  condition  is  a  period  of  international  amity.  The  student 
  of  history  who  has  not  been  taught  to  expect  the  unexpected  may  justly 
  boast  himself  inaccessible  to  the  light.  "In  time  of  peace  prepare 
  for  war"  has  a  deeper  meaning  than  is  commonly  discerned;  it  means 
  not  merely  that  all  things  earthly  have  an  end  --  that  change  is  the 
  one  immutable  and  eternal  law  --  but  that  the  soil  of  peace  is  thickly 
  sown  with  the  seeds  of  war  and  singularly  suited  to  their  germination 
  and  growth.  It  was  when  Kubla  Khan  had  decreed  his  "stately  pleasure 
  dome"  --  when  that  is  to  say  there  were  peace  and  fat  feasting  in 
  Xanadu  --  that  he 
 
  heard  from  afar 
  Ancestral  voices  prophesying  war. 
 
  One  of  the  greatest  of  poets,  Coleridge  was  one  of  the  wisest  of 
  men,  and  it  was  not  for  nothing  that  he  read  us  this  parable.  Let  us 
  have  a  little  less  of  "hands  across  the  sea,"  and  a  little  more  of 
  that  elemental  distrust  that  is  the  security  of  nations.  War  loves  to 
  come  like  a  thief  in  the  night;  professions  of  eternal  amity  provide 
  the  night. 
 
 




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