What does warfare mean?

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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word warfare.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. war, warfarenoun

    the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

    "thousands of people were killed in the war"

  2. war, warfarenoun

    an active struggle between competing entities

    "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare"


  1. warfarenoun

    The waging of war or armed conflict against an enemy

  2. warfarenoun

    Military operations of some particular kind e.g. guerrilla warfare

  3. warfareverb

    To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Warfarenoun

    Military service; military life.

    Etymology: war and fare.

    In the wilderness
    He shall first lay down the rudiments
    Of his great warfare, ere I send him forth
    To conquer sin and death. John Milton, Paradise Regained.

    Faithful hath been your warfare, and of God
    Accepted, fearless in his righteous cause. John Milton.

    Marcus Tullius Cicero, when he read the Tactics, was thinking on the bar which was his field of battle: the knowledge of warfare is thrown away on a general who does not make use of what he knows. Dryden.

    The state of Christians, even when they are not actually persecuted, is a perpetual state of warfare and voluntary sufferings. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    The scripture has directed us to refer these miscarriages in our Christian warfare to the power of three enemies. John Rogers.

  2. To Warefare To Warfareverb

    To lead a military life.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    That was the only amulet in that credulous warfaring age to escape dangers in battles. William Camden, Remains.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warfarenoun

    military service; military life; contest carried on by enemies; hostilities; war

  2. Warfarenoun

    contest; struggle

  3. Warfareverb

    to lead a military life; to carry on continual wars

  4. Etymology: [War + OE. fare a journey, a passage, course, AS. faru. See Fare, n.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. warfare

    Military service; military life; war; hostilities; contest carried on by enemies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of warfare in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of warfare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of warfare in a Sentence

  1. Wang Yi:

    This warfare can not continue to rage on, we need to think about what efforts we can make to bring this warfare to an end.

  2. Tim Parlatore:

    The younger millennial SEALs were just there to say Special Warfare Operator Eddie Gallagher were SEALs.

  3. President Trump:

    We exposed the corruption of NCIS [ Navy Criminal Investigative Service ], the systemic weak senior leadership in NSW [ Naval Special Warfare Command ] and the illegal actions conducted by the prosecutors, the fight is not over for us, like we stated from the beginning, if this can happen to us it can happen to anyone ! Going forward we will continue to push for reform in the way the military treats its warfighters and the country treats their first responders. The prosecutors from the case were awarded Navy Achievement medals just eight days after Gallagher was acquitted on most of the charges. Trump had Navy Achievement medals promptly rescinded and described the attorneys actions as.

  4. Orrin Hatch:

    This plan that we'll hear about tonight appears to be more about redistribution, with added complexity, and class warfare, directed at job-creating small businesses, than about tax reform.

  5. Evgeny Buzhinsky:

    Regarding the possible impact ofthis incident onthe further developments ofthe operation inSyria, I think that fromnow on, our pilots will be more attentive and if the Turks continue behaving insuch a manner, Russia will have toresort toelectronic jamming and other warfare equipment, including special aircraft withspecial equipment onboard, inorder toprotect our pilots frombeing stricken withmissiles.

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