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Another word for war

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Noun
  1. A vying with others for victory or supremacy

      1. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
      2. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
      3. A state of disharmony or conflict; strife:
      1. A contest of strength in which two teams tug on opposite ends of a rope, each trying to pull the other across a dividing line.
      2. A struggle for supremacy:
      1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
      2. To be strenuously engaged with a problem, task, or undertaking:
      3. To have difficulty or make a strenuous effort doing something:
      1. Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
      2. A conflict or quarrel:
      3. Contention or competition between rivals.
      1. The act of competing or emulating.
      2. The state or condition of being a rival.
      1. A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group. Most biologists and anthropologists do not recognize race as a biologically valid classification, in part because there is more genetic variation within groups than between them.
      2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution:
      3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
      1. joint rivalry
      2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
      2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
      3. To compete or strive for; struggle to gain or control:
      1. The act of competing, as for profit or a prize; rivalry.
      2. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
      3. Rivalry between two or more businesses striving for the same customer or market.
      1. An encounter between opposing forces:
      2. Armed fighting; combat:
      3. A match between two combatants:
    See also:

    conflict

  2. A state of open, prolonged fighting

      1. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
      2. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
      3. A state of disharmony or conflict; strife:
      1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
      2. To be strenuously engaged with a problem, task, or undertaking:
      3. To have difficulty or make a strenuous effort doing something:
      1. Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
      2. A conflict or quarrel:
      3. Contention or competition between rivals.
      1. The state of being hostile; antagonism or enmity.
      2. A hostile act.
      3. Acts of war; overt warfare.
      1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
      2. A conflict involving armed forces:
      3. Discord or a clash of opinions and ideas:
      1. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
      2. A state of disagreement or disharmony between persons or ideas; a clash:
      3. An emotional or mental disturbance resulting from the opposition or simultaneous functioning of mutually exclusive impulses, desires, or tendencies.
      1. The state of being at war or being engaged in a warlike conflict.
      2. Belligerence.
    See also:

    conflict

  3. A state of disagreement and disharmony

    See also:

    conflict

Verb
  1. To strive in opposition

      1. To try to throw or immobilize another person, especially by gripping with the hands.
      2. To engage in the sport of wrestling.
      3. To struggle to move or control something with the hands:
      1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline:
      2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
      3. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
      1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
      2. To be strenuously engaged with a problem, task, or undertaking:
      3. To have difficulty or make a strenuous effort doing something:
      1. To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.
      2. To engage in a boxing match.
      3. To engage in a quarrel; argue:
      1. A prearranged, formal combat between two persons, usually fought to settle a point of honor.
      2. A struggle for domination between two contending persons, groups, or ideas.
      3. To engage (another) in or as if in formal combat.
      1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
      2. To strive in competition, as in a race; vie:
      3. To strive in controversy or debate; dispute.
      1. To oppose in battle; fight against.
      2. To act or work in order to eliminate, curtail, or stop:
      3. To engage in fighting; contend or struggle.
      1. An encounter between opposing forces:
      2. Armed fighting; combat:
      3. A match between two combatants:
    See also:

    conflict

Another word for war

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