A state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country
the Napoleonic wars
Fierce or aggressive competition between gas companies; a war or conflict concerning the manufacture or supply of gas.
Any of several disputes between Britain and Iceland in the period 1958–76, concerning fishing rights in waters around Iceland
A war with active military hostilities
Existing, occurring, or built before a war
A call made to rally soldiers for battle or to gather together participants in a campaign
A later or subsequent war. Now rare.
A battle based upon intelligence; a battle of the wits.
(In early use) fierce commercial competition between manufacturers or sellers of pharmaceutical drugs; (later) violent aggression between rival dealers in illegal drugs.
(With the, and now usually capital initials) the First World War (1914–18).
An instance of gang warfare.
= war of nerves.
An acrimonious feud or argument conducted in print; a war restricted to written threats, accusations, etc.
The period of comparative inaction at the beginning of World War II between the German invasion of Poland (September 1939) and that of Norway (April 1940)
A struggle for the control and use of a livestock range.
War without bloodshed; economic warfare.
Opposed to war in general or to the conduct of a specific war
A boundary dispute in 1932-5 between Bolivia and Paraguay, in which Paraguay eventually gained most of the disputed territory
A war between citizens of the same country
A state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare, in particular
A lengthy exchange of angry or abusive messages between users of an Internet message board or forum
Another name for First World War.
another name for Iran–Iraq War.
A war declared or waged in support of a religious cause
Arab name for Six Day War.
A war that is deemed to be morally or theologically justifiable
Occurring or existing after a war (especially the Second World War)
A period of fierce competition in which traders cut prices in an attempt to increase their share of the market
A war instigated by a major power which does not itself become involved
A war which is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the accepted rules of war are disregarded
A situation in which countries try to damage each other’s trade, typically by the imposition of tariffs or quota restrictions
An acrimonious dispute between rival groups over territory or a particular sphere of influence
A child born in wartime, especially one fathered by a serviceman
A woman who marries a man whom she met while he was on active service
A reserve of funds used for fighting a war
An act carried out during the conduct of a war that violates accepted international rules of war
A ceremonial dance performed before a battle or to celebrate victory
A drum beaten as a summons or an accompaniment to battle
A military exercise carried out to test or improve tactical expertise
A grave of a member of the armed forces who has died on active service, especially one in a special cemetery that serves as a monument
Stock issued by the British government to raise funds at a time of war
A poet writing at the time of and on the subject of war, especially one on military service during the First World War
A room from which a war is directed
(Of a place) racked or devastated by war
Exhausted and dispirited by war or conflict
A woman whose husband has been killed in war
A region in which a war is being fought