Meaning of WAR in English


State of conflict, generally armed, between two or more entities.

It is characterized by intentional violence on the part of large bodies of individuals organized and trained for that purpose. On the national level, some wars are fought internally between rival political factions (civil war); others are fought against an external enemy. Wars have been fought in the name of religion, in self-defense, to acquire territory or resources, and to further the political aims of the aggressor state's leadership.


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Achinese War

Algerian War

American Civil War

War Between the States

Civil War

United States War of Independence

Antirent War

Aroostook War

Austrian Succession War of the

Bank War

Bavarian Succession War of the

Chaco War

Cold War

Crimean War

Devolution War of

Falkland Islands War

Malvinas War

Franco Prussian War

Franco German War

French and Indian War

man o' war bird

Gempei War

Grand Alliance War of the

Greek Civil War

Greek Independence War of

Gulf War syndrome

holy war

Hundred Years' War

Iran Iraq War

Italo Turkish War

Jenkins' Ear War of

just war theory

King George's War

King Philip's War

King William's War

Korean War

Lebanese Civil War

Lord Dunmore's War

Man o' War

Mexican War

Mexican American War

Northern War First

Northern War Second

Great Northern War

Onin War

Pacific War of the

Peasants' War

Peloponnesian War

Peninsular War

Persian Gulf War First

Gulf War

Persian Gulf War Second

Philippine American War

Phony War

Polish Succession War of the

Portuguese man of war

Queen Anne's War

Red River Indian War

Russian Civil War

Russo Finnish War

Winter War

Russo Japanese War

Seven Weeks' War

Austro Prussian War

Seven Years' War

Sino French War

Sino Japanese War

Six Day War

Arab Israeli War of 1967

Social War

Marsic War

Italic War

South African War

Boer War

Spanish Civil War

Spanish Succession War of the

Spanish American War

Thirty Years' War

Three Henrys War of the

total war

Triple Alliance War of the

Paraguayan War

Tripolitan War

Trojan War

Vietnam War

War Communism

war crime

War Hawk

War of 1812

War Powers Act

World War I

First World War

World War II

Second World War

Yamasee War

Afghan wars

Anglo Burmese Wars

Anglo Dutch Wars

Dutch Wars

Arab Israeli wars

Balkan Wars

English Civil Wars

French Revolutionary Wars

Gallic Wars

Greco Turkish Wars

Indochina wars

Italian Wars

Macedonian Wars

Maratha Wars

Napoleonic Wars

Opium Wars

Persian Wars

Greco Persian Wars

Punic Wars

Carthaginian Wars

Religion Wars of

Roses Wars of the

Russo Turkish Wars

Seminole Wars

Sikh Wars

Star Wars

Vendée Wars of the

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Britannica English dictionary.      Английский словарь Британика.