- a game for two or more persons, played with a 52-card pack evenly divided between the players, in which each player turns up one card at a time with the higher card taking the lower, and in which, when both turned up cards match, each player lays one card face down and turns up another, the player with the higher card of the second turn taking all the cards laid down.
- an occasion in this game when both turned up cards match.
verb (used without object), warred, war·ring.
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Origin of war1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH warwar , wore.
Words nearby war
Definition for war (2 of 3)
adjective, adverb Scot. and North England.
Origin of war2
Definition for war (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for war
Kennedy: "Mankind must put an end to war — or war will put an end to mankind."Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It is not a decisive war, with a single, signature victory, but a war of attrition.
In this war, the targeting is often happening on computer monitors thousands of miles away, capturing images from drones.
But this war jumps from city to city, depending the threat of the day.
Pentagon leaders agree to a person that the U.S. war against ISIS is succeeding.
In time of war the Athenians send to their foes safe conducts to induce them to assist at the celebration.Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines|John Claudius Pitrat
I heard about the 40 acres of land and a mule the ex-slaves would get after the war, but I didn't pay any attention to it.
With the war effectually over we enter a new economic era, and its immediate effect on prices is difficult to anticipate.Herbert Hoover|Vernon Kellogg
He sed he had kept a pretty close watch on the newspapers to see ef eny of them opposed the war or advocated slavery.
Had a war over here not long ago, I understand—somethin' like ten or fifteen years ago.Graustark|George Barr McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for war (1 of 2)
verb wars, warring or warred
Word Origin for war
British Dictionary definitions for war (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with war
In addition to the idioms beginning with war
- ward off
- war horse
- war of nerves
- all's fair in love and war
- at war
- been to the wars
- declare war
- tug of war