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From 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
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.
Why should I war without the walls of Troy? --Shak.
Our countrymen were warring on that day! --Byron.
2. To contend; to strive violently; to fight. "Lusts which
war against the soul." --1 Pet. ii. 11.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: engaged in war; "belligerent (or warring) nations" [syn:
belligerent, militant, war-ridden, warring]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
88 Moby Thesaurus words for "warring":
aggressive, ajar, all-out war, antagonistic, appeal to arms,
armed combat, armed conflict, attack, battle, battling, bellicose,
belligerence, belligerency, belligerent, bloodshed, bloodthirsty,
bloody, bloody-minded, chauvinist, chauvinistic, clashing, combat,
combative, conflicting, confused, contending, contentious,
contestant, contesting, disputant, enemy, ferocious, fierce,
fighting, full of fight, grating, harsh, hawkish, hostile,
hostilities, hot war, inimical, jangling, jangly, jarring, jingo,
jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, jostling, la guerre, martial,
might of arms, militant, militaristic, military,
military operations, offensive, open hostilities, open war,
pugnacious, quarrelsome, resort to arms, saber-rattling,
sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, shooting war,
soldierlike, soldierly, state of war, striving, struggling,
the sword, total war, trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly,
unpacific, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, war, warfare, warlike,
warmaking, warmongering, wartime
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