3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Warfare \War"fare'\, verb (used without an object) To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars. --Camden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Warfare \War"fare'\, noun [War + OE. fare a journey, a passage, course, AS. faru. See {Fare}, noun]

1. Military service; military life; contest carried on by enemies; hostilities; war.

The Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. --I Sam. xxviii. 1.

This day from battle rest; Faithful hath been your warfare. --Milton.

2. Contest; struggle.

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. --2 Cor. x. 4.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war" [syn: {war}, {warfare}]

2: an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare" [syn: {war}, {warfare}]

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