War 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Why should I war without the walls of Troy? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Our countrymen were warring on that day! --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. To contend; to strive violently; to fight. ``Lusts which war against the soul.'' --1 Pet. ii. 11. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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