|1.||[ noun ] (military) the waging of armed conflict against an enemy|
"thousands of people were killed in the war"
|Related terms:||military_action civil_war biological_warfare Korean_War world_war Spanish-American_War hot_war Boer_War Franco-Prussian_War chemical_warfare jihad Mexican_War psychological_warfare punic_war Trojan_War Crimean_War War_of_the_Spanish_Succession French_and_Indian_War Hundred_Years'_War Iran-Iraq_War war_of_greek_independence Napoleonic_Wars Peloponnesian_War Persian_Gulf_War Punic_Wars Arab-Israeli_War Russo-Japanese_War Seven_Years'_War Arab-Israeli_War Thirty_Years'_War Balkan_Wars Vietnam_War War_of_the_Austrian_Succession War_of_the_Grand_Alliance limited_war War_of_the_Roses information_warfare international_jihad chino-japanese_war war_of_1812 macedonian_war battle combat aggression war side plunderer de-escalation military|
|2.||[ noun ] an active struggle between competing entities|
"a price war" "a war of wits" "diplomatic warfare"
|Related terms:||conflict drug_war|