Crossword clues for war
- One of the W's in W.W. I
- The second "W" of W.W. II
- Like some deals
- See 111-Down
- "A defeat for humanity," per Pope John Paul II
- Man-o'-___ (old battleship)
- Word with cry or crime
- It's conducted in a theater
- Game of pure chance
- "... let slip the dogs of ___": Shak.
- What polemology is the study of
- Called for
- Card game that can go on and on
- Subject of 12/8/1941 headlines
- The waging of armed conflict against an enemy
- An active struggle between competing entities
- A concerted campaign to end something that is injurious
- Kind of dance
- Anathema to doves
- Kind of monger
- Kind of horse or ship
- Kind of bond
- Kind of plane or path
- Kind of path or lord
- See 48-Across
- Subject for 47 Across
- Kind of baby or bride
- Crimean or Boer
- TV's "Love and ___"
- What Mars never bars
- 1812, e.g.
- Kind of bride
- Trojan or Civil follower
- Ares' forte
- Tug of ___
- "The ___ of the Worlds": Wells
- "Ares' chick": Aristophanes
- Whitman's "The Real ___"
- "Hell" to Sherman
- Cold ___
- Subject in Article I Section 8 of the Constitution
- Shelley's "statesman's game"
- Wouk's "The Winds of ___"
- Fun and games for 82 Down
- Head or horse head
- Sherman's hell
- What F.D.R. said he hated
- Kind of cry or path
- "___ Games," 1969 play
- What Mars never barred
- ___ correspondent
- Card game
- Crimean ___: 1853–56
- Kind of club or path
- ___ of nerves
- In which Brian Boru was slain
- Cold or Civil
- World or Boer
- MDCCCXII event
- Apocalypse omen
- Event in 1812
- What Aristophanes called "Ares' chick"
- Kind of dance or horse
- Kind of horse
- Hawk's delight
- Cold chaser
- Start of a Tolstoy title
- Revolutionary, e.g.
- West Point subject
- Disturber of the peace
- Type of paint
- "This means ___!"
- Card game for two
- Children's card game
- All-out fight
- Headline with an exclamation point
- Gulf ___
- Tolstoy subject
- "The Red Badge of Courage" topic
- Simple card game
- Wouk topic
- Tolstoy topic
- Kind of chest or paint
- Area of Mars
- "Saving Private Ryan" subject
- Kind of dance or bride
- Word that can follow the start of 15-, 18-, 34-, 48- or 55-Across
- Dull card game
- Part of 46-Down
- Former Cabinet department
- Dove's aversion
- General Assembly topic
- Kids' card game
- Kind of cloud
- Failed negotiation result
- Declaration of Congress
- With 59-Across, battle planning site
- Kind of cabinet
- "The blood-red blossom of ___ ...": Tennyson
- Reason for restrictions
- Realm of Ares
- "The child of Pride," according to Jonathan Swift
- 1970 #1 hit with the lyric "huh, yeah, What is it good for?"
- Easy card game
- More than a brawl
- Realm of 3-Down
- ___ powers
- Word before cry or baby
- Congressional declaration
- "The trade of kings": Dryden
- Drug ___
- ___ Emblem (2002 Kentucky Derby winner)
- Card game for 11-Down
- Cabinet department until 1947
- Campaign setting
- See 3-Down
- Declaration of 1941
- It was hell, to Sherman
- "That mad game the world so loves to play," to Jonathan Swift
- Sun Tzu's "The Art of ___"
- ___ of 1812
- Classic one-word headline
- Something played out in a theater
- *Edwin Starr, 1970
- It's good for "absolutely nothing" according to a 1970 hit
- Hell, to General Sherman
- Vietnam ___
- Collect-all-the-cards game
- See 9-Across
- ___ of the Roses
- What's broken out of the answers to the starred clues?
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
War \War\, a.
Ware; aware. [Obs.]
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.]
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.
(Law) A condition of belligerency to be maintained by physical force. In this sense, levying war against the sovereign authority is treason.
Instruments of war. [Poetic]
His complement of stores, and total war.
Forces; army. [Poetic]
On their embattled ranks the waves return, And overwhelm their war.
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.
a state of opposition or contest; an act of opposition; an inimical contest, act, or action; enmity; hostility. ``Raised impious war in heaven.''
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.
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.''
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\, v. t.
To make war upon; to fight. [R.]
To war the Scot, and borders to defend.
To carry on, as a contest; to wage. [R.]
That thou . . . mightest war a good warfare.
--Tim. i. 18.
War \War\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Warred; p. pr. & vb. n. Warring.]
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?
Our countrymen were warring on that day!
To contend; to strive violently; to fight. ``Lusts which war against the soul.''
--1 Pet. ii. 11.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to make war on," mid-12c.; see war (n.). Related: Warred; warring.
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).
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.
n. the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war" [syn: warfare]
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]
an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare" [syn: warfare]
a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime"
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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 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 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 (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" 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.
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 (, 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 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" 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 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.
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 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" 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.
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 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: 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 is a painting created by Portuguese-British visual artist Paula Rego in 2003.
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.