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EtymologyEdit

Mid 15thc., Middle English werefare, from Middle English werre (war) +‎ fare (journey, going), equivalent to war +‎ fare.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

warfare (usually uncountable, plural warfares)

  1. The waging of war or armed conflict against an enemy.
    • Bible, 1 Sam. xxviii. 1
      The Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel.
  2. Military operations of some particular kind e.g. guerrilla warfare.

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VerbEdit

warfare (third-person singular simple present warfares, present participle warfaring, simple past and past participle warfared)

  1. To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.

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