Definition of warfare in English:

warfare

noun

  • Engagement in or the activities involved in war or conflict.

    ‘guerrilla warfare’
    • ‘The Royal Marines are perhaps the finest mountain warfare soldiers in the world.’
    • ‘Perhaps there is no need to explain the harsh truths about modern warfare to innocent children.’
    • ‘They are all responding well to the changing nature of warfare and doing us proud.’
    • ‘Is this where he meets Cuban dissidents and shares his ideas about guerrilla warfare?’
    • ‘The computer is as much a part of modern warfare as mud, blood and bullets.’
    • ‘His deep and abiding interest in infantry warfare was soon to pay great dividends.’
    • ‘Thus is not for a just man to engage in warfare, since warfare is justice its self.’
    • ‘One axiom of modern warfare is that airpower cannot conquer, control or hold ground.’
    • ‘Cadorna was not unaware of the new conditions in warfare that favoured defensive firepower.’
    • ‘The relationship between guerrilla warfare and terrorism was always complicated.’
    • ‘It is equally idiotic to wage chemical warfare against the vectors of disease.’
    • ‘To them warfare was not a romantic notion but a harsh reality in which soldiers kill and are killed.’
    • ‘They had opened a new chapter in the history of Latin America through guerrilla warfare.’
    • ‘At the same time, the destructive capacity of modern warfare heightens the need to limit the use of force.’
    • ‘Some joined the guerilla warfare of the zealots nipping at the heels of mighty Rome.’
    • ‘Chemical weapons have most commonly been used by states, in military warfare.’
    • ‘It certainly cannot flee and its capacity to fight is limited essentially to chemical warfare.’
    • ‘So his method for spreading revolution was still that of guerrilla warfare.’
    • ‘In the shadowy world of guerrilla warfare the rules exist in a kind of moral no-man's land.’
    • ‘These were defensive positions and conflict and warfare seems to have been common.’
    fighting, war, combat, conflict, armed conflict, struggle, military action, hostilities
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Pronunciation

warfare

/ˈwɔrˌfɛr//ˈwôrˌfer/