- 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
She reported on wars and revolutions around the globe, published dozens of elegant books exploring far-flung places and times and was regarded as perhaps the greatest travel writer of her time.Jan Morris, artful travel writer who broke many boundaries, dies at 94|Matt Schudel|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
John Glenn, the third American to fly in space, veteran of two wars, former senator, is certainly a fine, honorable choice for such a biography.
Residents have claimed the abundance of helicopters is a source of nightmares and compared living beneath rotors to living in a war zone.In D.C., a resident tracks the flying machines hovering above on the city’s ‘helicopter highway’|Justin Wm. Moyer|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Tope Awotona didn’t intend to get his startup off the ground in the middle of a war zone.Meet the unicorn founder that braved war zones and missed meetings to make his mark on the startup world|Lucinda Shen|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Apple therefore banned the game and the two sides are now at war in federal court in California.Nvidia plans to bring Fortnite back to the iPhone despite Apple ban|Aaron Pressman|November 19, 2020|Fortune
For peace to have a chance, the calculations of the warring parties must change as well.
The warring courts that left two men in legal limbo and ultimately resolved nothing?
Today, he is sick of Syria talk, and asserts that all warring sides are guilty of perpetuating the violence.
The “warring nations,” which continued to be at odds, and might always be, did not forge modern Canada that way.What Canada's History Teaches Us About the Feasibility of the One-State Paradigm|Bernard Avishai|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If this trio smiles twice, it will be once more than the dour, warring panel from last season did.Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. Will Save ‘American Idol’|Kevin Fallon|September 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It burst upon them ere long with awful fury and grandeur, the elements warring with incredible vehemence.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Even if left to its own devices it would speedily become disrupted by the warring elements within its bounds.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He had remained absent during long years, a-warring in a foreign land.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The ministers of the Gods, in warring against human reason, which they ought to develop, act against their own interest.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
Politically they were divided into separate and generally warring tribes, each under its own princes.
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