- 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
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
The feisty feminist in me has often warred with the longtime gamer in me.The Cake Is a Lie: Sexism Isn’t a Boss Gamer Girls Can Beat|Emily V Gordon|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chinese, Japanese and Malays have traded and warred and treated on the debatable land of Formosa.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
So he reigned, so he warred, so he overcame, so he triumphed.Against War|Erasmus
It was mottled with spots of cold gases which warred with the whispering spheres.The Whispering Spheres|Russell Robert Winterbotham
Then they warred and killed, until but a handful lay in cover to lick their wounds and wait.Star Born|Andre Norton
They warred with these arms against the conscience which they were bound to protect.
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