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Definition of: WAR

(a.) Ware; aware.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A condition of belligerency to be maintained by physical force. In this sense, levying war against the sovereign authority is treason.
(n.) Instruments of war.
(n.) Forces; army.
(n.) The profession of arms; the art of war.
(n.) a state of opposition or contest; an act of opposition; an inimical contest, act, or action; enmity; hostility.
(v. i.) 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.
(v. i.) To contend; to strive violently; to fight.
(v. t.) To make war upon; to fight.
(v. t.) To carry on, as a contest; to wage.

anagrams of:war

(superl.) Not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked; not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not done; as, raw meat.
(superl.) Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit.
(superl.) Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought.
(superl.) Not distilled; as, raw water
(superl.) Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton
(superl.) Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits
(superl.) Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow
(superl.) Not tanned; as, raw hides
(superl.) Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.
(superl.) Not covered; bare.
(superl.) Bald.
(superl.) Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.
(superl.) Sore, as if by being galled.
(superl.) Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.
(n.) A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.