warfare

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noun war·fare \ˈwȯr-ˌfer\

Definition of warfare

  1. 1 :  military operations between enemies :  hostilities, war; also :  an activity undertaken by a political unit (such as a nation) to weaken or destroy another economic warfare

  2. 2 :  struggle between competing entities :  conflict

Examples of warfare in a Sentence

  1. that troubled household seems to be almost constantly in a state of warfare

  2. companies engaged in constant warfare for dominance in the market for home computers

Origin and Etymology of warfare

Middle English, from werre, warre war + fare journey, passage — more at fare


First Known Use: 15th century



WARFARE Defined for English Language Learners

warfare

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noun war·fare \ˈwȯr-ˌfer\

Definition of warfare for English Language Learners

  • : military fighting in a war

  • : activity that is done as part of a struggle between competing groups, companies, etc.


WARFARE Defined for Kids

warfare

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noun war·fare \ˈwȯr-ˌfer\

Definition of warfare for Students

  1. 1 :  military fighting between enemies

  2. 2 :  conflict between opposing forces or for a particular end



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