Definition of war effort
: all that is being done to win a war He wanted to contribute in some way to the war effort.
Word by Word Definitions
: a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations
: a period of such armed conflict
: state of war
: to be in active or vigorous conflict
: to engage in warfare
: worst, overcome
: conscious exertion of power : hard work
: a serious attempt : try
: something produced by exertion or trying
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