What does warfare mean?

Definitions for warfare
ˈwɔrˌfɛərwar·fare

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word warfare.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. war, warfare(noun)

    the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

    "thousands of people were killed in the war"

  2. war, warfare(noun)

    an active struggle between competing entities

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

Wiktionary

  1. warfare(Noun)

    The waging of war or armed conflict against an enemy

  2. warfare(Noun)

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

  3. warfare(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warfare(noun)

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

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

  2. Warfare(noun)

    contest; struggle

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

  3. Warfare(verb)

    to lead a military life; to carry on continual wars

    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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Numerology

  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. National Intelligence James Clapper:

    Chemical weapons continue to pose a threat in Syria and Iraq, iSIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq and Syria, including the blister agent Sulfur Mustard. ( It's) the first time an extremist group has produced and used a chemical warfare agent in an attack since Aum Shinrikyo used sarin in Japan in 1995.

  2. Robert Hathaway:

    I think inevitably both because of fiscal pressures and because of the nature of the warfare in Afghanistan we are going to see, a few years down the road, a smaller, leaner sleeker Afghan army, whether or not it will be a more effective army, I think, remains to be seen, but it's going to be a very, very tough slog ahead.

  3. Ernest K. Gann, The Black Watch:

    If we slide into one of those rare moments of military honesty, we realize that the technical demands of modern warfare are so complex a considerable percentage of our material is bound to malfunction even before it is deployed against a foe. We no longer waste manpower by carrying the flag into battle. Instead we need battalions of electronic engineers to keep the terrible machinery grinding.

  4. Henry Stimson:

    We must never forget, that under modern conditions of life, science, and technology. All war has been greatly brutalized, and that no one who joins in it, even in self-defense, can escape becoming also in a measure brutalized. Modern war cannot be limited in its destructive method and the inevitable debasement of all participants… A fair scrutiny of the last two World Wars makes clear the steady intensification of the weapons and methods employed by both, the aggressors and the victors. In order to defeat the Japanese aggression, we were forced, as Admiral Nimitz has stated, to employ a technique of unrestricted warfare, not unlike that which 25 years ago was the proximate cause of our entry into World War I. In the use of strategic air power the Allies took the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Germany and Japan…. We as well as our enemies have contributed to the proof that the central moral problem is war and not its methods, and that a continuance of war will in all probability end with the destruction of our civilization.

  5. Anthony Solomon:

    They faced tribal warfare and rogue villagers in Papua New Guinea who spread a rumor that the teams were vampires, they worked in Ethiopia's Afar region, one of the most hostile territories in the world in which to conduct community-based research, amid sandstorms, temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius and deadly venomous spiders.

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