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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

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
James A. Baldwin

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
H. L. Mencken

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Albert Einstein
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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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