War vs. Warfare

War vs. Warfare — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between War and Warfare

Warnoun

A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.

Warfarenoun

The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.

Warnoun

The period of such conflict.

Warfarenoun

Military operations marked by a specific characteristic

guerrilla warfare.chemical warfare.

Warnoun

The techniques and procedures of war; military science.

Warfarenoun

A state of disharmony or conflict; strife

constant spousal warfare in the household.
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Warnoun

A condition of active antagonism or contention

a war of words.a price war.

Warfarenoun

Acts undertaken to destroy or undermine the strength of another

political warfare.

Warnoun

A concerted effort or campaign to combat or put an end to something considered injurious

the war against acid rain.

Warfarenoun

The waging of war or armed conflict against an enemy.

Warverb

To wage or carry on warfare.

Warfarenoun

Military operations of some particular kind e.g. guerrilla warfare.

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Warverb

To be in a state of hostility or rivalry; contend.

Warfareverb

To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.

Warnoun

(uncountable) Organized, large-scale, armed conflict between countries or between national, ethnic, or other sizeable groups, usually involving the engagement of military forces.

The war was largely between Sunni and Shia militants.

Warfarenoun

the waging of armed conflict against an enemy;

thousands of people were killed in the war

Warnoun

(countable) A particular conflict of this kind.

Warfarenoun

an active struggle between competing entities;

a price wara war of witsdiplomatic warfare

Warnoun

Any conflict, or anything resembling a conflict.

You look like you've been through the wars.

Warnoun

(figuratively) A campaign against something.

The "war on drugs" is a campaign against the use of narcotic drugs.The "war on terror" is a campaign against terrorist crime.In the US, conservatives rail against the "war on Christmas".

Warnoun

A bout of fierce competition in trade.

I reaped the benefit of the car dealerships' price war, getting my car for far less than it's worth.The cellular phone companies were engaged in a freebie war, each offering various services thrown in when one purchased a plan.

Warnoun

Instruments of war.

Warnoun

(obsolete) Armed forces.

Warnoun

(uncountable) A particular card game for two players, notable for having its outcome predetermined by how the cards are dealt.

Warverb

(intransitive) To engage in conflict (may be followed by "with" to specify the foe).

Warverb

To carry on, as a contest; to wage.

Warnoun

the waging of armed conflict against an enemy;

thousands of people were killed in the war

Warnoun

a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply;

war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

Warnoun

an active struggle between competing entities;

a price wara war of witsdiplomatic warfare

Warnoun

a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious;

the war on povertythe war against crime

Warverb

make or wage war