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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
war
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a devastating war
▪ It will take a long time for the region to recover from such a devastating war.
a horror/adventure/war film
▪ He likes watching horror films.
a propaganda war
▪ He denied the existence of any political prisoners, dismissing the claims as part of a propaganda war.
a state of war
▪ Syria was still in a state of war with Israel.
a war correspondent
▪ Being a war correspondent is a dangerous job.
a war hero (=a soldier who was very brave in a war)
▪ Coming home, he was hailed as a war hero.
a war wound
▪ He walked with a limp, the result of an old war wound.
a war/battle/combat zone
▪ Planes were diverted to avoid flying over the war zone.
all-out war/attack/offensive etc
bring peace/war
▪ The treaty brought peace to both England and France.
civil war (=fighting between groups of people in the same country)
▪ His family fled Spain during the Spanish civil war.
civil war
▪ the Spanish Civil War
cold war
council of war
fighting...war
▪ Neither country is capable of fighting a long war.
First World War
full-scale attack/war/riot etc
guerrilla war/warfare
▪ American troops found themselves fighting a guerrilla war.
holy war
on a war footing (=ready to go to war at any time)
▪ The whole country was on a war footing .
on the brink of death/disaster/war etc
▪ In October 1962 the world seemed on the brink of nuclear war.
▪ The company had huge debts and was on the brink of collapse.
phoney war
price war
prisoner of war
the class struggle/war (=disagreement or fighting between different classes)
▪ the class struggle between workers and capitalists
the end of the war
▪ The two men met once again before the end of the war.
the fight/war against terrorism
▪ ideas on how the international community can further the war against terrorism
the Great Warold-fashioned (= World War I)
the spoils of war/victory etc
the war effort
▪ Taxes were raised to support the war effort.
the war on drugs (=a long struggle by the authorities to control drugs)
▪ The war on drugs continues.
the war years
▪ She worked for the BBC during the war years.
turf war/battle (=a fight or argument over the areas or things you think belong to you)
▪ turf wars among government bureaucracies
wage war (on sb/sth)
▪ The police are waging war on drug pushers in the city.
war chest
▪ The government’s huge war chest could be used to improve transport.
war crime
▪ He was put on trial for war crimes.
war crimes tribunal (=court judging war crimes)
▪ an international war crimes tribunal
war crimes (=serious crimes committed during a war)
war cry
war dance
war effort
war game
war memorial
war of attrition
▪ a war of attrition
war of attrition
war of nerves
war of words
War on Terrorism
war paint
▪ Josie’s just putting on her war paint.
war widow
war zone
win a battle/war
▪ Who won the battle of Waterloo?
world war
▪ fears of another world war
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
civil
▪ In so doing, they probably constituted the most important single cause of the subsequent civil war and revolution.
▪ It is possible that the wars of 573 to 575 marked the worst period of civil war in sixth-century Francia.
▪ In this case long term aid would also have to include ending the civil war by some form of intervention if necessary.
▪ He consequently witnessed the February days, the potential civil war at a distance.
▪ Who have become grotesquely richer as children die in civil wars fought in their inner cities?
▪ In fact civil wars may not have endangered the Merovingian state to the extent that Gregory implies.
▪ The latest fighting in Jaffna coincides with new efforts by the government to the 17-year civil war through constitutional changes.
cold
▪ Since the end of the cold war there has been no one to fund conflicts in the Middle East.
▪ But above all, the cold war was over.
▪ Britains aerospace industries suffered badly when the cold war ended 4 years ago.
▪ And the cold war procedures, routines and language sprang back into action.
▪ The wage erosion, of course, started before the end of the cold war.
▪ I do not want to suggest that Stalin had nothing to do with the origins of the cold war.
▪ The height of the cold war was also the period which has come to be known as the golden age of capitalism.
holy
▪ This is a holy war, you know - spiritual health is more important than the physical kind.
▪ That misunderstanding led to holy wars.
▪ But a United Nations expert from Oxford University says action could lead to a holy war.
▪ Political self-interest and holy war combined to demolish for good the huge structure of empire.
▪ In the eyes of ordinary folk, the crusade was a holy war for the sake of war.
▪ Great Groups are engaged in holy wars.
▪ They were the perfect soldiers for Aenarion's holy war.
▪ The intense zeal on both sides is culminating in a sort of end-of-the-century holy war.
nuclear
▪ And for a while, the world looked terrifyingly on the edge of nuclear war.
▪ The risks of an escalation to nuclear war were small.
▪ Now despite years of steady disarmament they're all talking about nuclear war again, and more intensely than ever before.
▪ Ronald Reagan was deplored as a firebrand who might bring on a nuclear war.
▪ Who, today, believes that a nuclear war would do more good than harm?
▪ Surface bursts of large nuclear weapons are an essential part of strategic nuclear war.
▪ All these were heresies from a Marxist standpoint but then Marx had not foreseen the coming of nuclear war.
▪ The use of nuclear weapons against urban targets is almost inevitable in a nuclear war.
■ NOUN
chest
▪ Clinton has a full war chest and no Democratic opponent to worry about.
▪ The dairymen accumulated a war chest of $ 1 million, and spread half of it in congressional elections.
▪ Lockyer is better known statewide and commands a heftier campaign war chest than Calderon.
▪ The example of Phil Gramm, who had a large war chest but could not move voters, buttressed his argument.
▪ Much of that money already was in the Clinton-Gore war chest.
▪ Martin's campaign war chest enjoys strong support from industry, including mine managers and safety officers.
▪ It has a war chest of $ 40 million to spend each year on advertising.
▪ And he still has a war chest of $ 263, 417.
crime
▪ He is charged with 20 war crimes, including genocide and crimes against humanity.
▪ It was set up after a three-year campaign by an all-party war crimes group.
▪ The outside world talks of a war crimes tribunal but nobody supposes that anything will come of that.
▪ Anger at what has been perpetrated and an insistence on due process are the essential combination in dealing with war crimes.
▪ In other societies these would be war crimes, to be tried and punished.
▪ Its jurisdiction would be limited to the Yugoslav conflict and to war crimes committed after 1 January 1991.
▪ Aggressors are grabbing territory; war crimes are being committed.
criminal
▪ If Mr Putin wants to coddle war criminals, let him do it on his own nickel.
▪ The war criminals Nixon and Kissinger have destroyed it.
▪ The political will in Canberra to pursue war criminals has long since run out.
▪ The war criminals issue was her first chance to prove herself as his successor.
▪ The pursuit of war criminals, if carried out firmly but prudently, could yet help rather than hinder peace in Bosnia.
▪ It is an open secret, however, that soldiers are not to arrest war criminals they encounter.
effort
▪ We also found a whole batch of papers which we thought might be vital to the war effort.
▪ He could not participate in the war effort.
▪ Equally important was its decision to combine support for the war effort and for the Government with the most vigorous campaigning politics.
▪ Meldola was, by now, an ailing and weary man, overcome by excessive worry and work for the growing war effort.
▪ The war effort necessitated rational redeployment of workforce resources.
▪ The results were certainly dramatic in terms of the war effort.
▪ Brains from those murdered were purloined for neuroscience research unrelated to the war effort.
▪ They was making us make baskets, for the war effort.
gulf
▪ The Gulf war, which could have spelt disaster for Airtours and many other travel companies, ended quickly.
▪ Sales were hit early on by the Gulf war and profits fell 19 p.c. to £2.8m.
▪ After the Gulf war, thousands of Kurdish refugees fled to the mountains.
▪ The end of the Gulf war has prompted Rover Group to increase exports of its cars.
▪ Today it is a military base with a long runway from which B-52 bombers were launched during the Gulf war.
▪ The new gulf war Public culture is left; private culture is right.
hero
▪ What right had I to tarnish the reputation of an acknowledged war hero and needlessly distress his family?
▪ Stewart was viewed in Washington as something of a war hero.
▪ A war hero unmasked as a traitor.
▪ Then the war heroes came back home and bumped Lucky out ofhis place at the livery.
▪ All this and a war hero to boot.
▪ We were both war heroes, and both of us had just been elected to Congress.
▪ I keep forgetting he's a war hero.
▪ Local Republicans figured a wounded war hero would be a natural political candidate.
machine
▪ If you like mighty, if quirky, war machines, then you can choose steam tanks and war wagons.
▪ They become instant targets for enemy war machines!
▪ They are difficult to destroy, although a hit from another war machine or large monster may be sufficient to cause damage.
▪ War Machines 0-25% Up to a quarter of the points value of the army may be spent on war machines.
▪ For example, you can spend up to 25% of your army's points value on war machines.
▪ Could I really be part of a war machine?
▪ In December Pearl Harbor brought a new urgency to the task of converting the economy into a vast war machine.
▪ As with all small units you have to be wary of war machines and magic.
memorial
▪ It had been commissioned by students and was situated near the official war memorial on Hewitt Plaza.
▪ We had staked out the war memorial where the secret meeting was destined to occur.
▪ A Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament banner was unfurled and carried round the war memorial before one of those carrying it was arrested.
▪ The village band, all discordant trumpetings and squeaks, led the congregation in procession to the war memorial.
▪ In 1918 he chaired a war memorials committee and organized nationwide pyrotechnic displays in celebration of the armistice.
▪ For many years his family thought he was dead, and his name was only recently removed from the village war memorial.
▪ Charles and Diana did not speak as they climbed into their limousine to drive to the war memorial.
▪ The heavy plaque was stolen from the war memorial in King's Gardens, Bootle, four weeks ago.
price
▪ Essentially, the talks were hostile: Morgan used the threat of price war to force firms to sell out and merge.
▪ A price war is not to be excluded.
▪ The caution was due to a dark cloud on Airtours' horizon: the rumour of a possible price war.
▪ Hundreds of smaller chains and stores went out of business, many hurt by price wars waged by appliance chains.
▪ Time allowed 02:26 Read in studio Small garages in the region could be forced out of business in a new petrol price war.
▪ Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers will have a price war.
▪ Others, like General Motors, have had to pull in their sails to weather the storm of a price war.
▪ The issue of how growing competition among online service providers might lead to a price war arose this year.
trade
▪ Could this be a prelude to a trade war even more destructive of world prosperity than a military war?
▪ But trade war fears continued to undermine brewers with Guinness down 6p to 510p.
▪ Nevertheless, the danger of a tax trade war remains.
▪ With the spectre of a ruinous trade war looming which could spread like wildfire round the world.
▪ Second, we have seen off the threat of a world trade war which would have destroyed any hope of economic recovery.
▪ And without it, a trade war could devastate already shaky world economies.
world
▪ The imaginary war, at least for the first 20 years after the war, reproduced the solutions of the second world war.
▪ Mr Major and his chancellor, Norman Lamont, still have the lowest poll ratings since the second world war.
▪ The world war one aircraft have starred in dozens of films like Indiana Jones and Aces High.
▪ The whispering against Bradman increased during the second world war.
▪ The accurate identification of ships and aircraft during the recent world wars was of major importance.
▪ She contributed to the design of anti-aircraft searchlights used in both world wars.
▪ Male speaker To the second world war and the Blitz.
▪ Conventional weapons would not have much of an offensive application in a world war in this era.
years
▪ Trade during the war years declined from over 2.5 million tons in 1939 to just over 1 million tons in 1944.
▪ Nothing much happened with the Kings River and Kern River projects during the middle war years.
▪ Perhaps arising from the close personal comradeship of those war years was Basil's empathy with ordinary working folk.
▪ My favorite memory from the war years.
▪ During the war years we were very short of backstage staff, so John was allowed to continue.
▪ Indeed, many changes introduced by management in the post-cold-war years read like a catalogue of the misbegotten.
▪ It was a habit picked up in the war years and difficult to break.
▪ Sadly, the war years interrupted the programme, though a few short botanical notes did appear between 1939 and 1945.
zone
▪ He could be sent to another war zone at any time.
▪ Pusan was the only region that was not in an active war zone.
▪ Mr Smith, a Northampton headmaster, has been involved in bringing hundreds of refugees to Britain from the Yugoslav war zone.
▪ One cautious council member thought the parish would be asking for trouble by starting a sister-parish relationship in a war zone.
▪ If they stayed in the war zone they would face almost certain death.
▪ It looks like a war zone tip here, and perhaps it is.
▪ In Kitwe city centre normality ceased altogether and the area resembled a war zone.
▪ The school is in the thick of a war zone between two rival gangs.
■ VERB
declare
▪ The creatures of Darkness have declared this war.
▪ They have all but declared war on three government initiatives planned in and around the town.
▪ Homosexuals, they claim, have declared war on nature, and nature has exacted an awful retribution.
▪ He has no power to initiate or declare a war either against a foreign nation or a domestic State.
▪ And last night they declared war.
▪ And for them, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has declared a war on words.
▪ By only a four-vote margin, the Congress declares war against Britain.
▪ Political power lies on the side of those who declare a holy war against inflation.
end
▪ The peace of Utrecht ended the war proper in 1713, but desultory skirmishes carried on until 1714.
▪ At this time, however, the Jacksonians were suffering increasing criticism for their inability to end the war.
▪ The plot concerns a strategy conceived and agreed by the women of the world to end all wars.
▪ These various statements amounted to straws in the wind rather than a fully defined policy for ending the war.
▪ His strong hand ended the furious civil wars and brought about the Pax Augusta, which lasted for nearly half a century.
▪ He almost single-handedly brokered a peace deal with secessionist rebels in Chechnya last fall, thereby ending an inordinately bloody war.
fight
▪ I Pressed home the usual arguments about duty and not fighting the war for the privilege of going to the cinema.
▪ The virus fought a war and it lost, for the time being, anyway.
▪ Many were in their 20s, too young to have fought in a war that ended in 1979.
▪ Repercussions from the war roll far beyond the sorrow of families directly touched by 15 months of fighting.
▪ Perhaps when we stopped asking what it meant to be fighting a war in Northern Ireland.
▪ Traditionalists fought back in a war of words that continues to this day.
▪ They tell of an army of warriors who fought a terrible war.
▪ The two nations have history of hostility and have fought three wars since they both gained independence from Britain in 1947.
lose
▪ But, though we have won the argument, we are losing the war.
▪ Chennault and Alsop were losing the bureaucratic war.
▪ For the Treasury this presented a golden opportunity to recover its traditional dominance which it had lost during the war.
▪ We will lose some of those wars.
▪ The Tories, the victors in the battle of ideas, look like losing the political war.
▪ We lost this war as soon as we started it.
▪ The only vaguely reassuring sign is that the right seems to be losing the graffiti war.
▪ This was what it felt like to win a victory and lose the war.
wage
▪ The Thatcher government waged unceasing war on the professional state.
▪ And designing and implementing new mercantile processes is the most powerful weapon available to wage that war effectively.
▪ It brought war, but it can also bring down those who waged war.
▪ The decision to wage an all-out war against inflation in a country that is not prone to inflation risks disaster.
▪ Mr Eigen plans to wage his war diplomatically.
▪ It was as if he wanted to test the laxity and freedoms of waging war up in here.
▪ Obviously you can not wage war without taxing.
▪ There is recognition of the political resistance at home to waging wars against the colonial revolution in the name of anticommunism.
win
▪ Planning was winning the war, it would win the peace.
▪ Like Los Alamos, it was cradled by mountains and hastily built in order to win a war from an odd angle.
▪ Nor, by the way, will it win the drugs war.
▪ It was never their intention to win the war outright in this period.
▪ They had won the war, but they lost the peace.
▪ Denis Sassou-Nguesso was sworn in as president after winning through war the power he could not hold in peace.
▪ Rangers, meanwhile, are convinced they possess enough heavy artillery to win the war tonight.
▪ Code-making and code-breaking played a vital role in winning the war.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
all's fair in love and war
▪ Ah, come on; all's fair in love and war, Cameron.
declare war (on sb/sth)
▪ Embassy, demanding they declare war on the Third World.
▪ Homosexuals, they claim, have declared war on nature, and nature has exacted an awful retribution.
▪ In 1686 they declared war on him in order to establish a separate company state from which they could trade.
▪ On questions of foreign policy, only Congress can declare war or appropriate the money necessary to fight it.
▪ There was little the Phoenix King could do but finally declare war against one of his own realms.
▪ They have all but declared war on three government initiatives planned in and around the town.
▪ When the Bush administration declared war on drugs, it had no idea what worked.
the Cold War
▪ However, the cold war is over looked.
▪ I do not want to suggest that Stalin had nothing to do with the origins of the cold war.
▪ Its front-line position in the Cold War era was of no importance by 1991.
▪ Now the Cold War is over.
▪ These policies also served to institutionalise the Cold War.
the First World War
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
War veterans claim that they were exposed to chemical weapons while fighting in the Gulf.
▪ a war hero and former fighter pilot
▪ Gas stations in the city are involved in a price war.
▪ In 1874, war broke out in Europe again.
▪ In the months leading up to the outbreak of war, both countries were involved in a massive arms build-up.
▪ Iran's seven-year war with Iraq
▪ More Americans died in the Civil War than in World War II.
▪ the Spanish-American War
▪ the Vietnam War
▪ When the war ended in 1945, Europe was in chaos.
▪ Who won the Franco-Prussian War?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ In 1931, more than twenty veterans of foreign wars were among the patients at Carville.
▪ It is said that this ghost still beats his eerie tattoo during times of war.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
War

War \War\, a. Ware; aware. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

War

War \War\, n. [OE. & AS. werre; akin to OHG. werra scandal, quarrel, sedition, werran to confound, mix, D. warren, G. wirren, verwirren, to embroil, confound, disturb, and perhaps to E. worse; cf. OF. werre war, F. querre, of Teutonic origin. Cf. Guerrilla, Warrior.]

  1. A contest between nations or states, carried on by force, whether for defence, for revenging insults and redressing wrongs, for the extension of commerce, for the acquisition of territory, for obtaining and establishing the superiority and dominion of one over the other, or for any other purpose; armed conflict of sovereign powers; declared and open hostilities.

    Men will ever distinguish war from mere bloodshed.
    --F. W. Robertson.

    Note: As war is the contest of nations or states, it always implies that such contest is authorized by the monarch or the sovereign power of the nation. A war begun by attacking another nation, is called an offensive war, and such attack is aggressive. War undertaken to repel invasion, or the attacks of an enemy, is called defensive.

  2. (Law) A condition of belligerency to be maintained by physical force. In this sense, levying war against the sovereign authority is treason.

  3. Instruments of war. [Poetic]

    His complement of stores, and total war.
    --Prior.

  4. Forces; army. [Poetic]

    On their embattled ranks the waves return, And overwhelm their war.
    --Milton.

  5. The profession of arms; the art of war.

    Thou art but a youth, and he is a man of war from his youth.
    --1 Sam. xvii. 33.

  6. a state of opposition or contest; an act of opposition; an inimical contest, act, or action; enmity; hostility. ``Raised impious war in heaven.''
    --Milton.

    The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart.
    --Ps. lv. 21.

    Civil war, a war between different sections or parties of the same country or nation.

    Holy war. See under Holy.

    Man of war. (Naut.) See in the Vocabulary.

    Public war, a war between independent sovereign states.

    War cry, a cry or signal used in war; as, the Indian war cry.

    War dance, a dance among savages preliminary to going to war. Among the North American Indians, it is begun by some distinguished chief, and whoever joins in it thereby enlists as one of the party engaged in a warlike excursion.
    --Schoolcraft.

    War field, a field of war or battle.

    War horse, a horse used in war; the horse of a cavalry soldier; especially, a strong, powerful, spirited horse for military service; a charger.

    War paint, paint put on the face and other parts of the body by savages, as a token of going to war. ``Wash the war paint from your faces.''
    --Longfellow.

    War song, a song of or pertaining to war; especially, among the American Indians, a song at the war dance, full of incitements to military ardor.

    War whoop, a war cry, especially that uttered by the American Indians.

War

War \War\, v. t.

  1. To make war upon; to fight. [R.]

    To war the Scot, and borders to defend.
    --Daniel.

  2. To carry on, as a contest; to wage. [R.]

    That thou . . . mightest war a good warfare.
    --Tim. i. 18.

War

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.

    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.''
    --1 Pet. ii. 11.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
war

"to make war on," mid-12c.; see war (n.). Related: Warred; warring.

war

late Old English wyrre, werre "large-scale military conflict," from Old North French werre "war" (Old French guerre "difficulty, dispute; hostility; fight, combat, war;" Modern French guerre), from Frankish *werra, from Proto-Germanic *werz-a- (cognates: Old Saxon werran, Old High German werran, German verwirren "to confuse, perplex"), from PIE *wers- (1) "to confuse, mix up". Cognates suggest the original sense was "to bring into confusion."\n

\nSpanish, Portuguese, and Italian guerra also are from Germanic; Romanic peoples turned to Germanic for a word possibly to avoid Latin bellum because its form tended to merge with bello- "beautiful." There was no common Germanic word for "war" at the dawn of historical times. Old English had many poetic words for "war" (wig, guð, heaðo, hild, all common in personal names), but the usual one to translate Latin bellum was gewin "struggle, strife" (related to win (v.)).\n

\nFirst record of war time is late 14c. Warpath (1775) is originally in reference to North American Indians, as are war-whoop (1761), war-paint (1826), and war-dance (1757). War crime first attested 1906 (in Oppenheim's "International Law"). War chest is attested from 1901; now usually figurative. War games translates German Kriegspiel (see kriegspiel).

Wiktionary
war

n. (context uncountable English) organize, large-scale, armed conflict between country or between national, ethnic, or other sizeable groups, usually involving the engagement of military forces. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To engage in conflict (may be followed by "with" to specify the foe). 2 To carry on, as a contest; to wage.

WordNet
war
  1. n. 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"

  5. [also: warring, warred]

war
  1. v. make or wage war [ant: make peace]

  2. [also: warring, warred]

Gazetteer
War, WV -- U.S. city in West Virginia
Population (2000): 788
Housing Units (2000): 388
Land area (2000): 0.905133 sq. miles (2.344283 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.905133 sq. miles (2.344283 sq. km)
FIPS code: 84484
Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
Location: 37.301140 N, 81.684031 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
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War
Wikipedia
War (card game)

War is a card game typically involving two players. It uses a standard French playing card deck. Due to its simplicity, it is played most often by children.

War (disambiguation)

War is a large-scale armed conflict and the term is used as a metaphor for non-military conflicts.

War or WAR may also refer to:

War

War is a state of armed conflict between societies. It is generally characterized by extreme aggression, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces. An absence of war is usually called " peace". Warfare refers to the common activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars in general. Total war is warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate military targets, and can result in massive civilian or other non-combatant casualties.

While some scholars see war as a universal and ancestral aspect of human nature, others argue it is a result of specific socio-cultural or ecological circumstances.

The deadliest war in history, in terms of the cumulative number of deaths since its start, is the Second World War, from 1939 to 1945, with 60–85 million deaths, followed by the Mongol conquests which was greater than 41 million. Proportionally speaking, the most destructive war in modern history is the War of the Triple Alliance, which took the lives of over 60% of Paraguay's population, according to Steven Pinker. In 2013 war resulted in 31,000 deaths, down from 72,000 deaths in 1990. In 2003, Richard Smalley identified war as the sixth (of ten) biggest problem facing humanity for the next fifty years. War usually results in significant deterioration of infrastructure and the ecosystem, a decrease in social spending, famine, large-scale emigration from the war zone, and often the mistreatment of prisoners of war or civilians. Another byproduct of some wars is the prevalence of propaganda by some or all parties in the conflict, and increased revenues by weapons manufacturers.

War (band)

War (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk band from Long Beach, California, known for the hit songs " Spill the Wine", " The World Is a Ghetto", " The Cisco Kid", " Why Can't We Be Friends?", " Low Rider", and " Summer". Formed in 1969, War was a musical crossover band which fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Their album The World Is a Ghetto was the best-selling album of 1973. The band also transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi- ethnic line-up. War was also subject to many line-up changes over the course of its formation, leaving member Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan as the only original member in the current line-up; four other members created a new group called the Lowrider Band.

WAR (file format)

In software engineering, a WAR file (or Web application ARchive) is a JAR file used to distribute a collection of JavaServer Pages, Java Servlets, Java classes, XML files, tag libraries, static web pages ( HTML and related files) and other resources that together constitute a web application.

War (Marvel Comics)

War is the name of three fictional characters, who are Marvel Comics supervillains. Two are discussed here: both members of the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. The first War (real name unknown) and Abraham Kieros. The title was also held by the mutant Gazer and, briefly, by Bruce Banner, the Hulk.

War (Bob Marley song)

"War" is a song recorded and made popular by Bob Marley. It first appeared on Bob Marley and the Wailers' 1976 Island Records album, Rastaman Vibration, Marley's only top 10 album in the USA. (In UK it reached position 15 May 15, 1976.) The lyrics are almost literally derived from a speech made by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I before the United Nations General Assembly on 4 October 1963.

War (Swedish band)

Total War (formerly known as War) was a Swedish black metal band, formed by Tony "IT" Särkkä of Abruptum, David "Blackmoon" Parland of Dark Funeral and Peter Tägtgren of Hypocrisy.

War (2002 film)

War (, translit. Voyna) is a 2002 Russian film by Aleksei Balabanov about the realities of the Second Chechen War starring Aleksei Chadov and Ian Kelly.

War (U2 album)

War is the third studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was produced by Steve Lillywhite, and was released on 28 February 1983 on Island Records. The album has come to be regarded as U2's first overtly political album, in part because of songs like " Sunday Bloody Sunday" and " New Year's Day", as well as the title, which stems from the band's perception of the world at the time; Bono stated that "war seemed to be the motif for 1982."

U2 recorded the album from May–August 1982 at Windmill Lane Studios with Lillywhite producing, the group's third consecutive album made at the studio with the producer. While the central themes of their earlier albums Boy and October focused on adolescence and spirituality, respectively, War focused on both the physical aspects of warfare, and the emotional after-effects. Musically, it is also harsher than the band's previous releases. The album has been described as the record where the band "turned pacifism itself into a crusade."

War was a commercial success for the band, knocking Michael Jackson's Thriller from the top of the charts to become the band's first number-one album in the UK. It reached number 12 on the US and became their first gold-certified album there. While poorly received by British critics at the time of release, War has since gained critical acclaim. In 2012, the album was ranked number 223 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of " The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". The group supported the album with the War Tour through the end of 1983.

War (Edwin Starr song)

"War" is a counterculture-era soul song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Motown label in 1969. Whitfield first produced the song – a blatant anti-Vietnam War protest – with The Temptations as the original vocalists. After Motown began receiving repeated requests to release "War" as a single, Whitfield re-recorded the song with Edwin Starr as the vocalist, with the label deciding to withhold the Temptations' version from single release so as not to alienate their more conservative fans. Starr's version of "War" was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970, and is not only the most successful and well-known record of his career, but it is also one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded. It was one of 161 songs on the Clear Channel no-play list after September 11, 2001.

The song's power was reasserted when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took their rendition into the U.S. Top 10 in 1986. It was also covered by Frankie Goes to Hollywood in 1984, and more recently by the Rock band Black Stone Cherry on its 2016 album Kentucky.

War (Bolt Thrower album)

War is a live album by Bolt Thrower recorded in Manchester 1992, on an 8-track tape. It was originally recorded by the band members in order to have some of their own live recordings for posterity. Later on Earache Records wanted to release a special edition of the ...For Victory album, thus it was packed with that album in 1994 in a limited 2CD package. I.e. they just replaced the box with a 2CD box and added the second disc. The album is sometimes known or listed as Live War.

It said Mosh 124 on the promo edition, that is a mistake, because Mosh 124 is a Fudge Tunnel album according to the official Earache catalogue.

WAR (wrestling promotion)

Wrestle and Romance, and later Wrestle Association R, was a shoot style professional wrestling promotion founded and run by Genichiro Tenryu as the successor to Super World of Sports, and which lasted from 1992 to 2000. The promotion had very few regular contracted workers, instead most of the workers were either freelance or employed in other promotions. Because of this WAR ran many all-star cards. It had interpromotional feuds against New Japan Pro Wrestling, Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling, the new Tokyo Pro Wrestling, and UWF International. WAR also continued, albeit in a loose fashion, SWS's old working agreement with the WWF, when they backed the WWF's first Japan tour, in 1994.

In 1998, WAR cancelled contracts to the roster and began running less and less cards due to Tenryu's comeback in New Japan, and in July 2000, it promoted a farewell show that served as the prelude to Tenryu's return to All Japan Pro Wrestling (a lot of the wrestlers from WAR also joined AJPW to fill the void by those who joined Mitsuharu Misawa in forming Pro Wrestling Noah). The WAR name was kept for the use of a stable led by Tenryu during a brief angle in All Japan in 2001.

On July 27, 2006, WAR staged a reunion show at Tokyo Korakuen Hall. The show was supported by various Japanese wrestling promotions including New Japan, All Japan Pro Wrestling and Dragon Gate. This was also the final card promoted under the WAR banner.

WAR was the first promotion to create a steady junior heavyweight tag team title long before New Japan Pro Wrestling, WCW, and Pro Wrestling NOAH hit upon the idea.

In 2010, the Tenryu Project was organised, and is somewhat of a successor to WAR.

War (black metal band)
War (Born from Pain album)

War is the fourth studio album by the Dutch hardcore band Born from Pain. The album was released on November 17 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and November 20 (rest of Europe) through Metal Blade Records.

War (Bone Thugs-n-Harmony song)

"War" is a single by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, released in 1998. It was featured on Small Soldiers and on the 1998 collection album The Collection Volume One. The song is performed by members Layzie, Flesh, and Wish, and also features Henry Rollins, Tom Morello and Flea.

The song interpolates the chorus of Edwin Starr's 1970 song of the same name. The music video features the lead Gorgonite "Archer" and Commando "Chip Hazard", from the film.

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War (2007 film)

War is a 2007 American action crime thriller film directed by Philip G. Atwell in his directorial debut and also featuring fight choreography by Corey Yuen. The film stars Jet Li and Jason Statham. The film was released in the United States on August 24, 2007. War features a collaboration between Jet Li and Jason Statham, reuniting them for the first time since 2001's The One. Jason Statham plays an FBI agent determined to take down a mysterious assassin known as Rogue (played by Jet Li), after his partner is murdered.

Wars working title was Rogue; it was changed to avoid conflict with another film with the same name. It was re-titled as Rogue Assassin in New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Australia, the Philippines, and several European countries.

War (War album)

War is the third album by funk group War, or their first following the departure of singer Eric Burdon and the group's name change from the original: Eric Burdon and War. It was released in April 1971 on United Artists Records, their first for the label.

The album did not gain much attention upon release, but sales and critical acclaim picked up after their subsequent hit albums throughout the 1970s, the next appearing later in 1971. One single was taken from the album: "Lonely Feelin'" backed with "Sun Oh Son", which did not chart. Of the other songs, "War Drums" includes a chant of the band's name and appears to be an attempt at a group theme song; and "Fidel's Fantasy" generated some controversy over its spoken word monologue criticizing Fidel Castro.

War (miniseries)

War: A Commentary by Gwynne Dyer is a 1983 Canadian television miniseries filmed by Gwynne Dyer. The miniseries was commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada and consists of 8 one-hour episodes.

War (painting)

War is a painting created by Portuguese-British visual artist Paula Rego in 2003.

War (2014 film)

War is a 2014 Swiss drama film directed by Simon Jaquemet. It was one of seven films shortlisted by Switzerland to be their submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, but it lost out to Iraqi Odyssey.

Usage examples of "war".

The conflict, grown beyond the scope of original plans, had become nothing less than a fratricidal war between the young king and the Count of Poitou for the succession to the Angevin empire, a ghastly struggle in which Henry was obliged to take a living share, abetting first one and then the other of his furious sons.

But I have bethought me, that, since I am growing old and past the age of getting children, one of you, my sons, must abide at home to cherish me and your mother, and to lead our carles in war if trouble falleth upon us.

B-39 Peacemaker force has been tasked by SIOP with maintaining an XK-Pluto capability directed at ablating the ability of the Russians to activate Project Koschei, the dormant alien entity they captured from the Nazis at the end of the last war.

He carried out his self-imposed task as keeper of the flag-locker in a naturally elegant manner that was deeply incongruous aboard a privateer, a ship designed solely for war.

Glenn Abies to the pastor over there at the WAR church, dated two years ago this past July.

Kentucky might have been to accede to the proposition of General Polk, and which from his knowledge of the views of his own Government he was fully justified in offering, the State of Kentucky had no power, moral or physical, to prevent the United States Government from using her soil as best might suit its purposes in the war it was waging for the subjugation of the seceded States.

Clouds of war hung over Achar, and in times such as these, haste was called for.

The hills above the Achor Marshes were riddled with deep limestone caverns, and they had been prepared as an alternate capital many years before, during one of the many factional wars that had marred the history of human relations of Kingdom.

His face must have been a battleground once and the war on acne left its scars pockmarked all over.

We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity which pronounces our separation, and hold them as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace, friends.

After their civil and domestic wars, the subjects of the Abbassides, awakening from this mental lethargy, found leisure and felt curiosity for the acquisition of profane science.

If Addis takes you in, he will fight a war before he lets harm come to you.

Thus also Nachi Cocom, who dwelt in the chief town of Zututa in the province Chichen Itza, that called Chichen Itza, and Ah Cahuot Cocom, aiding the word of God and our great King, delivered up their standards and banners for the sake of our great King, for the conquest, and received the Adelantado and the father the priest in their towns, nor did they make war, but abstained from all injury, and laid out churches and town-houses for their followers.

The city of Mursa, or Essek, celebrated in modern times for a bridge of boats, five miles in length, over the River Drave, and the adjacent morasses, has been always considered as a place of importance in the wars of Hungary.

The adjutant on duty, meeting Prince Andrew, asked him to wait, and went in to the Minister of War.