war

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[ wawr ]
/ wɔr /

noun

verb (used without object), warred, war·ring.

adjective

of, belonging to, used in, or due to war: war preparations; war hysteria.

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Origin of war

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before 1150; (noun) Middle English, late Old English werre<Old North French <Germanic; cognate with Old High German werra strife; (v.) Middle English, late Old English werrien (transitive) to make war upon, derivative of the noun; compare Old French guerrer,Old North French werreier; akin to war2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH war

war , wore

Definition for war (2 of 3)

war2
[ wahr ]
/ wɑr /

adjective, adverb Scot. and North England.

Origin of war

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1150–1200; Middle English werre<Old Norse verriworse

Definition for war (3 of 3)

war.

warrant.
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British Dictionary definitions for war (1 of 2)

war
/ (wɔː) /

noun

verb wars, warring or warred

(intr) to conduct a war

Word Origin for war

C12: from Old Northern French werre (variant of Old French guerre), of Germanic origin; related to Old High German werra

British Dictionary definitions for war (2 of 2)

War.

abbreviation for

Warwickshire
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Idioms and Phrases with war

war

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