war·fare /ˈwɔrˌfær, ˌfɛr/
1. Military service; military life; contest carried on by enemies; hostilities; war.
The Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. --I Sam. xxviii. 1.
This day from battle rest;
Faithful hath been your warfare. --Milton.
2. Contest; struggle.
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. --2 Cor. x. 4.
War·fare, v. i. To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.
n 1: the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of
people were killed in the war" [syn: war]
2: an active struggle between competing entities; "a price
war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare" [syn: war]