Variant of war
- open armed conflict between countries or between factions within the same country
- any active hostility, contention, or struggle; conflict: the war against disease
- Obsolete a battle
- military operations as a profession or science
Origin: Middle English werre from Norman French from Frankish an unverified form werra, confusion, strife, akin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to Old High German (fir)werran, to confuse from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
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