But this war jumps from city to city, depending the threat of the day.
Pakistan allows passage of the endless convoys ferrying critical U.S. war supplies from Karachi up into Afghanistan.
We promised you we would end the war in Afghanistan and I guarantee you, we will end the war in Afghanistan.
The war was fought in villages, on farmland, in cities, and through homes.
Transparency in war can lead to casualties; secrecy, however, carries its own price.
They seemed to be the ordinary chances of war, and so he took them.
What war could ravish, commerce could bestow, And he returned a friend, who came a foe.
He warn't wery big, and he hadn't got none o' them wingses, you know.
Some war, some plague, or famine they foresee, Some revelation hid from you and me.
Before the war they had been able to live up to their pedigree.
late Old English (c.1050), wyrre, werre, from Old North French werre "war" (Modern French guerre), from Frankish *werra, from Proto-Germanic *werso (cf. Old Saxon werran, Old High German werran, German verwirren "to confuse, perplex"). Cognates suggest the original sense was "to bring into confusion."
Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian guerra are from the same source; Romanic peoples turned to Germanic for a word to avoid Latin bellum because its form tended to merge with bello- "beautiful." There was no common Germanic word for "war" at the dawn of historical times. Old English had many poetic words for "war" (wig, guð, heaðo, hild, all common in personal names), but the usual one to translate Latin bellum was gewin "struggle, strife" (related to win).
First record of war time is late 14c. Warpath (1775) is originally in reference to North American Indians, as are war-whoop (1761), war-paint (1826), and war-dance (1757). War crime first attested 1906. War chest is attested from 1901; now usually figurative. War games translates German Kriegspiel (see kriegspiel).
"to make war on," mid-12c.; see war (n.). Related: Warred; warring.