- Obsolete form of .
- 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “Capitulum viij”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book V, [London]: […] [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786, leaf 87, recto; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur […], London: Published by David Nutt, […], 1889, OCLC 890162034, lines 11–15, page 173:
- Thenne the batails approuched and ſhoue and ſhowted on bothe ſydes / many men ouerthrowen / hurte / & ſlayn and grete valyaunces / proweſſes and appertyces of werre were that day ſhewed […]
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(See the entry for werre in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
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- War in general; the practice of fighting between two opposing forces:
- A religious or moral dispute or conflict; a fight with a higher power.
- Quarreling, disputation, struggling; lack of harmony.
- A joust, tourney or tilting; an equestrian conflict for sport.
- (rare) A localised instance of invasion, harassment or intrusion.
- (rare) The struggling caused by one's quarry while hunting.
- (rare) A combative or quarrelsome attitude.
- Alternative form of