Warfare definition

wôrfâr
A state of disharmony or conflict; strife.

Constant spousal warfare in the household.

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The action of waging war; armed conflict.
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Warfare is engagement in violent conflict, or the activities involved with violent conflict.

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.

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To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.
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Acts undertaken to destroy or undermine the strength of another.

Political warfare.

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Military operations marked by a specific characteristic.

Guerrilla warfare; chemical warfare.

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Conflict or struggle of any kind.
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The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
warfare
Plural:
warfares

Origin of warfare

  • Middle English warre war war fare journey (from Old English faru) (from faran to journey fare)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From 1425-75 late Middle English werefare.

    From Wiktionary