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Meaning of WARFARE

Pronunciation:  'wor`fehr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
  2. [n]  an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare"
 

WARFARE is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: war
 
 See Also: action, aggression, Arab-Israeli War, armed combat, Balkan Wars, battle, biological warfare, Boer War, BW, chemical operations, chemical warfare, Chino-Japanese War, civil war, combat, conflict, Crimean War, engagement, fight, Franco-Prussian War, French and Indian War, hot war, Hundred Years' War, Iran-Iraq War, jehad, jihad, Korean War, limited war, Mexican War, military action, Napoleonic Wars, Peloponnesian War, Persian Gulf War, psychological warfare, Punic Wars, Russo-Japanese War, Seven Years' War, Six Day War, Spanish War, Spanish-American War, struggle, Thirty Years' War, Trojan War, Vietnam War, War of 1812, war of nerves, War of the Austrian Succession, War of the Grand Alliance, War of the League of Augsburg, War of the Roses, War of the Spanish Succession, Wars of the Roses, world war, Yom Kippur War

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \War"fare`\, n. [War + OE. fare a journey, a passage,
    course, AS. faru. See {Fare}, n.]
    1. Military service; military life; contest carried on by
       enemies; hostilities; war.
    
             The Philistines gathered their armies together for
             warfare, to fight with Israel.        --I Sam.
                                                   xxviii. 1.
    
             This day from battle rest; Faithful hath been your
             warfare.                              --Milton.
    
    2. Contest; struggle.
    
             The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. --2 Cor.
                                                   x. 4.
    
    
  2. \War"fare`\, v. i.
    To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.
    --Camden.
    
    
 

 

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