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Dictionary Results for war:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands
         of people were killed in the war" [syn: war, warfare]
    2: 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" [syn: war, state
       of war] [ant: peace]
    3: an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war";
       "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare" [syn: war, warfare]
    4: a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the
       war on poverty"; "the war against crime"
    v 1: make or wage war [ant: make peace]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
War \War\, a.
   Ware; aware. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
War \War\, n. [OE. & AS. werre; akin to OHG. werra scandal,
   quarrel, sedition, werran to confound, mix, D. warren, G.
   wirren, verwirren, to embroil, confound, disturb, and perhaps
   to E. worse; cf. OF. werre war, F. querre, of Teutonic
   origin. Cf. Guerrilla, Warrior.]
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   1. A contest between nations or states, carried on by force,
      whether for defence, for revenging insults and redressing
      wrongs, for the extension of commerce, for the acquisition
      of territory, for obtaining and establishing the
      superiority and dominion of one over the other, or for any
      other purpose; armed conflict of sovereign powers;
      declared and open hostilities.
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            Men will ever distinguish war from mere bloodshed.
                                                  --F. W.
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   Note: As war is the contest of nations or states, it always
         implies that such contest is authorized by the monarch
         or the sovereign power of the nation. A war begun by
         attacking another nation, is called an offensive war,
         and such attack is aggressive. War undertaken to repel
         invasion, or the attacks of an enemy, is called
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   2. (Law) A condition of belligerency to be maintained by
      physical force. In this sense, levying war against the
      sovereign authority is treason.
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   3. Instruments of war. [Poetic]
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            His complement of stores, and total war. --Prior.
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   4. Forces; army. [Poetic]
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            On their embattled ranks the waves return,
            And overwhelm their war.              --Milton.
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   5. The profession of arms; the art of war.
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            Thou art but a youth, and he is a man of war from
            his youth.                            --1 Sam. xvii.
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   6. a state of opposition or contest; an act of opposition; an
      inimical contest, act, or action; enmity; hostility.
      "Raised impious war in heaven." --Milton.
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            The words of his mouth were smoother than butter,
            but war was in his heart.             --Ps. lv. 21.
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   Civil war, a war between different sections or parties of
      the same country or nation.

   Holy war. See under Holy.

   Man of war. (Naut.) See in the Vocabulary.

   Public war, a war between independent sovereign states.

   War cry, a cry or signal used in war; as, the Indian war

   War dance, a dance among savages preliminary to going to
      war. Among the North American Indians, it is begun by some
      distinguished chief, and whoever joins in it thereby
      enlists as one of the party engaged in a warlike
      excursion. --Schoolcraft.

   War field, a field of war or battle.

   War horse, a horse used in war; the horse of a cavalry
      soldier; especially, a strong, powerful, spirited horse
      for military service; a charger.

   War paint, paint put on the face and other parts of the
      body by savages, as a token of going to war. "Wash the war
      paint from your faces." --Longfellow.

   War song, a song of or pertaining to war; especially, among
      the American Indians, a song at the war dance, full of
      incitements to military ardor.

   War whoop, a war cry, especially that uttered by the
      American Indians.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
War \War\, v. t.
   1. To make war upon; to fight. [R.]
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            To war the Scot, and borders to defend. --Daniel.
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   2. To carry on, as a contest; to wage. [R.]
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            That thou . . . mightest war a good warfare. --Tim.
                                                  i. 18.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
War \War\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Warred; p. pr. & vb. n.
   1. To make war; to invade or attack a state or nation with
      force of arms; to carry on hostilities; to be in a state
      by violence.
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            Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of
            Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem
            to war against it.                    --Isa. vii. 1.
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            Why should I war without the walls of Troy? --Shak.
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            Our countrymen were warring on that day! --Byron.
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   2. To contend; to strive violently; to fight. "Lusts which
      war against the soul." --1 Pet. ii. 11.
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6. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
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       Write-After-Read (WAW, RAW)

8. Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
   The Israelites had to take possession of the Promised Land by
   conquest. They had to engage in a long and bloody war before the
   Canaanitish tribes were finally subdued. Except in the case of
   Jericho and Ai, the war did not become aggressive till after the
   death of Joshua. Till then the attack was always first made by
   the Canaanites. Now the measure of the iniquity of the
   Canaanites was full, and Israel was employed by God to sweep
   them away from off the face of the earth. In entering on this
   new stage of the war, the tribe of Judah, according to divine
   direction, took the lead.
     In the days of Saul and David the people of Israel engaged in
   many wars with the nations around, and after the division of the
   kingdom into two they often warred with each other. They had to
   defend themselves also against the inroads of the Egyptians, the
   Assyrians, and the Babylonians. The whole history of Israel from
   first to last presents but few periods of peace.
     The Christian life is represented as a warfare, and the
   Christian graces are also represented under the figure of pieces
   of armour (Eph. 6:11-17; 1 Thess. 5:8; 2 Tim. 2:3, 4). The final
   blessedness of believers is attained as the fruit of victory
   (Rev. 3:21).

9. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
WAR. A contention by force; or the art of paralysing the forces of an enemy. 
     2. It is either public or private. It is not intended here to speak of 
the latter. 
     3. Public war is either civil or national. Civil war is that which is 
waged between two parties, citizens or members of the same state or nation. 
National war is a contest between two or more independent nations) carried 
on by authority of their respective governments. 
     4. War is not only an act, but a state or condition, for nations are 
said to be at war not only when their armies are engaged, so as to be in the 
very act of contention, but also when, they have any matter of controversy 
or dispute subsisting between them which they are determined to decide by 
the use of force, and have declared publicly, or by their acts, their 
determination so to decide it. 
     5. National wars are said to be offensive or defensive. War is 
offensive on the part of that government which commits the first act of 
violence; it is defensive on the part of that government which receives such 
act; but it is very difficult to say what is the first act of violence. If a 
nation sees itself menaced with an attack, its first act of violence to 
prevent such attack, will be considered as defensive. 
     6. To legalize a war it must be declared by that branch of the 
government entrusted by the constitution with this power. Bro. tit., 
Denizen, pl. 20. And it seems it need not be declared by both the 
belligerent powers. Rob. Rep. 232. By the constitution of the United States, 
art. 1, s. 7, congress are invested with power "to declare war, grant 
letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land 
and water; and they have also the power to raise and support armies, and to 
provide and maintain a navy." See 8 Cranch, R. 110, 154; 1 Mason, R. 79, 81; 
4 Binn. R 487. Vide, generally, Grot. B, 1, c. 1, s. 1 Rutherf. Inst. B. 1, 
c. 19; Bynkershoeck, Quest. Jur. Pub. lib. 1, c. 1; Lee on Capt. c. 1; Chit. 
Law of Nat. 28; Marten's Law of Nat. B. 8, c. 2; Phil. Ev. Index, h., t. 
Dane's Ab. Index, h. i.; Com. Dig. h.t. Bac. Ab. Prerogative, D 4; Merl. 
Repert. mot Guerre; 1 Inst. 249; Vattel, liv. 3, c. 1, Sec. 1; Mann. Com. B. 
3, c. 1. 

10. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906)
WAR, n.  A by-product of the arts of peace.  The most menacing
political condition is a period of international amity.  The student
of history who has not been taught to expect the unexpected may justly
boast himself inaccessible to the light.  "In time of peace prepare
for war" has a deeper meaning than is commonly discerned; it means,
not merely that all things earthly have an end -- that change is the
one immutable and eternal law -- but that the soil of peace is thickly
sown with the seeds of war and singularly suited to their germination
and growth.  It was when Kubla Khan had decreed his "stately pleasure
dome" -- when, that is to say, there were peace and fat feasting in
Xanadu -- that he

                        heard from afar
    Ancestral voices prophesying war.

    One of the greatest of poets, Coleridge was one of the wisest of
men, and it was not for nothing that he read us this parable.  Let us
have a little less of "hands across the sea," and a little more of
that elemental distrust that is the security of nations.  War loves to
come like a thief in the night; professions of eternal amity provide
the night.

11. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
War, WV -- U.S. city in West Virginia
   Population (2000):    788
   Housing Units (2000): 388
   Land area (2000):     0.905133 sq. miles (2.344283 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    0.905133 sq. miles (2.344283 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            84484
   Located within:       West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
   Location:             37.301140 N, 81.684031 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):    
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    War, WV

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