war zone


Definition of war zone

1 : a zone in which belligerents are waging war broadly : an area marked by extreme violence
2 : a designated area especially on the high seas within which rights of neutrals are not respected by a belligerent nation in time of war

Examples of war zone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oryx, a military and intelligence blog which counts Russia's military losses in Ukraine on the basis of photographs sent from the war zone, reports that Russia has lost more than 460 tanks. CBS News, 23 Apr. 2022 For Ukrainian children, the separation from their caretakers has been an unexpected, shocking twist in their escape from a war zone. Miriam Jordan, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Apr. 2022 Hall was rescued from the war zone last month and flown to a hospital in Germany. Fox News, 8 Apr. 2022 Bilal Askaryar, a speaker for the Welcome with Dignity Campaign said that Ukrainian families desperate to get away from the war zone choose in some instances to come to the U.S. through the Mexican border to find relatives. Palabra, oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2022 Belgorod is about 25 miles from the war zone, so Rincón is counting the days to be able to leave. NBC News, 28 Mar. 2022 Russia's attack on Ukraine continues to intensify, reporting from the war zone is becoming increasingly difficult — and dangerous. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 20 Mar. 2022 But that’s exactly what Russia has been doing, if videos from the war zone are any indication. David Axe, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 Ukrainian film professionals have now gone to the army, or are helping as volunteers, or taking cover from Russian missiles in shelters, or evacuating their families from the war zone. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of war zone

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“War zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20zone. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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