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Noun war has 4 senses
- war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
--1 is a kind of military action, action
--1 has parts:
--1 has particulars:
| ||limited war; psychological warfare, war of nerves; civil war; chemical warfare, chemical operations; biological warfare, BW, biological attack, biologic attack, bioattack; information warfare, IW; jihad, jehad, international jihad; world war; Chino-Japanese War, Sino-Japanese War; Macedonian War; Arab-Israeli War, Six-Day War, Six Day War; Arab-Israeli War, Yom Kippur War; Balkan Wars; Boer War; Crimean War; Franco-Prussian War; French and Indian War; Hundred Years' War; Iran-Iraq War, Gulf War; Korean War; Mexican War; Napoleonic Wars; Peloponnesian War; Persian Gulf War, Gulf War; Punic War; Russo-Japanese War; Seven Years' War; Spanish-American War, Spanish War; Thirty Years' War; Trojan War; Vietnam War, Vietnam; War of Greek Independence; War of the Austrian Succession; War of the Grand Alliance, War of the League of Augsburg; War of the Spanish Succession; War of the Roses, Wars of the Roses; War of 1812; hot war|
- war, state of war - 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"
--2 is a kind of hostility, enmity, antagonism
--2 has particulars: proxy war
- war, warfare - an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare"
--3 is a kind of conflict, struggle, battle
--3 has particulars: drug war
- war - a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime"
--4 is a kind of campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort