|1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.|
|122. period of armed hostility or active military operations: The two nations were at war with each other.|
|3. a contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns|
|4. active hostility or contention; conflict; contest: a war of words.|
|5. aggressive business conflict, as through severe price cutting in the same industry or any other means of undermining competitors: a fare war among airlines; a trade war between nations.|
|6. a struggle: a war for men's minds; a war against poverty.|
|7. armed fighting, as a science, profession, activity, or art; methods or principles of waging armed conflict: War is the soldier's business.|
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