Denizione di  war - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua war



war (third-person singular simple present wars, present participle warring, simple past and past participle warred)

  1. (intransitive) To engage in conflict.
    • circa 1599, William Shakespeare, King Henry V, act 3, sc. 1:
      Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more . . .
      Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
      And teach them how to war.
    • 1882, George Bernard Shaw, Cashel Byrons Profession, ch. 14:
      This vein of reflection, warring with his inner knowledge that he had been driven by fear and hatred . . . , produced an exhausting whirl in his thoughts.

Wikipedia Wikipedia war (countable and uncountable; plural wars)

  1. (uncountable) Organized, large-scale, armed conflict between countries or between national, ethnic, or other sizeable groups, usually involving the engagement of military forces.
    • 1917, Henry Ford, My Life and Work, Chapter 17:
      Nobody can deny that war is a profitable business for those who like that kind of money. War is an orgy of money, just as it is an orgy of blood.
    • 2007, Carlos Ramirez-Faria, Concise Encyclopaedia of World History:
      Germany declared war on France, who reciprocated, on August 3 [1939], and England declared war on Germany on August 4, when Belgium was already under invasion.
  2. (countable) A particular conflict of this kind.
    • 1865, Herman Melville, ""The Surrender at Appomattox"":
      All human tribes glad token see
      In the close of the wars of Grant and Lee.
    • 1999, Bill Clinton at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, November 8 1999:
      A second challenge will be to implement, with our allies, a plan of stability in the Balkans, so that the regions bitter ethnic problems can no longer be exploited by dictators and Americans do not have to cross the Atlantic again to fight in another war.
  3. (countable) By extension, any conflict, or anything resembling a conflict.
    1. (rhetorical) A campaign against something.
      The ""war on drugs"" is a campaign against the use of narcotic drugs.
      The ""war on terror"" is a campaign against terrorist crime.
    2. (business, countable) A bout of fierce competition in trade.
      I reaped the benefit of the car dealerships price war, getting my car for far less than its worth.
      The cellular phone companies were engaged in a freebie war, each offering various services thrown in when one purchased a plan.


    1. (in some dialects) true


    1. on, over, ...
      war ar sizhun – during the week

    Definizione italiano>inglese war

      conflict involving organized use of arms
      A conflict or a state of hostility between two or more parties, nations or states, in which armed forces or military operations are used.

    Altri significati:

    Traduzione 'veloce'

    guerra ,battaglia ,battagliare ,bellico ,combattere

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