- Bombing a country you are in a dispute with is an example of warfare.
- Pitting one class of people against another, making the poor hate the rich, is an example of class warfare.
Warfare is engagement in violent conflict, or the activities involved with violent conflict.
- the action of waging war; armed conflict
- conflict or struggle of any kind
- a. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.b. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic: guerrilla warfare; chemical warfare.
- A state of disharmony or conflict; strife: constant spousal warfare in the household.
- Acts undertaken to destroy or undermine the strength of another: political warfare.
Origin of warfareMiddle English warre war ; see war . fare journey ( from Old English faru ) ( from faran to journey ; see fare . )
(usually uncountable, plural warfares)
(third-person singular simple present warfares, present participle warfaring, simple past and past participle warfared)
- To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.
From 1425-75 late Middle English werefare.