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English

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Etymology

Late Old English wyrre, from Old Northern French werre ( = Old French guerre), from Frankish werra, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *werza- (mixture, confusion).

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
war

Plural
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  1. A conflict involving the organized use of arms and physical force between countries or other large-scale armed groups. The warring parties hold territory, which they can win or lose; and each has a leading person or organization which can surrender, or collapse, thus ending the war.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A campaign against something. E.g., the war on drugs is a campaign against the use of narcotic drugs; the war on terror is a campaign against terrorist crime.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A particular card game for two players.

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Verb

Infinitive
to war

Third person singular
war

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
r

to war (third-person singular simple present war, present participle r, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To engage in conflict with a foe.
    His emotions war with his intellect, making him conflicted.

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Breton

Preposition

war

  1. on, over, ...
    war ar sizhun – during the week

Dutch

Noun

war c. (plural warren)

  1. a kind of contraption for luring and catching fish (e.g. by tangling them up in nets)
  2. confusion, disarray

Derived terms


German

Pronunciation

Verb

war

  1. past of sein, was

Kurdish

Noun

war

  1. place

Old High German

Adjective

wār

  1. true

Tocharian B

Noun

war

  1. water

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