American War of Independence

Definition of American War of Independence

chiefly British

  1. :  the war of 1775-83 in which 13 British colonies in North America broke free from British rule and became the United States of America

Word by Word Definitions

warplay War
  1. :  a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations

    :  a period of such armed conflict

    :  state of war

  1. :  to be in active or vigorous conflict

    :  to engage in warfare

  1. :  worse

  1. :  worst, overcome

independenceplay Independence
  1. :  the quality or state of being independent

    :  competence

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capable of being understood in two ways

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