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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 War, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Warred p. pr. & vb. n. Warring.]
 1. To make war; to invade or attack a state or nation with force of arms; to carry on hostilities; to be in a state by violence.
    Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it.   --Isa. vii. 1.
    Why should I war without the walls of Troy?   --Shak.
    Our countrymen were warring on that day!   --Byron.
 2. To contend; to strive violently; to fight.  “Lusts which war against the soul.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See war

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of
           people were killed in the war" [syn: warfare]
      2: a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by
         official declaration during which the international rules
         of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual
         fighting did not begin until the following spring" [syn: state
         of war] [ant: peace]
      3: an active struggle between competing entities; "a price
         war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare" [syn: warfare]
      4: a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious;
         "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime"
      v : make or wage war [ant: make peace]
      [also: warring, warred]