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Definition of War


  1. Ware; aware.
  2. 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.
  3. A condition of belligerency to be maintained by physical force. In this sense, levying war against the sovereign authority is treason.
  4. Instruments of war.
  5. Forces; army.
  6. The profession of arms; the art of war.
  7. a state of opposition or contest; an act of opposition; an inimical contest, act, or action; enmity; hostility.
  8. 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.
  9. To contend; to strive violently; to fight.
  10. To make war upon; to fight.
  11. To carry on, as a contest; to wage.

War Quotations

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Sun Tzu

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Winston Churchill

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Douglas MacArthur

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
John F. Kennedy
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War Translations

war in Afrikaans is oorlog
war in Danish is krig
war in Dutch is oorlog, krijg
war in Finnish is sota
war in French is guerre
war in German is Krieg
war in Italian is guerra, guerre
war in Latin is bellum
war in Norwegian is krig
war in Portuguese is guerra
war in Spanish is guerra
war in Swedish is krig
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