Definition of wartime in English:



mass noun
  • A period during which a war is taking place.

    ‘the destruction of cultural property during wartime’
    as modifier ‘Britain's wartime defences’
    • ‘Opposition to war was not taken to mean that existence in wartime involved no Christian duties.’
    • ‘But in wartime we are even less able, and willing, than usual to see ourselves as others see us.’
    • ‘The first photograph shows soldiers being conscripted during wartime as victims on an army production line.’
    • ‘It was a courage manifest in wartime and widowhood, a courage that endured to the end.’
    • ‘Since it was reopened last week, the site has resembled a military base during wartime.’
    • ‘Josie had always heard that in some towns soldiers are treated like saviors during wartime and this proved it.’
    • ‘During wartime and particularly in the 1940s, tractors took over from horses in a big way.’
    • ‘If we can so successfully manage the media in wartime, why can't we do the same in peace time?’
    • ‘Youngsters from Southbroom Junior School have been finding out about Britain during wartime.’
    • ‘In wartime, there would be no food to waste, but with your care and co-operation we shall have enough.’
    • ‘Eventually, the government will impose the kind of restrictions normally used in wartime.’
    • ‘The law was originally designed to protect the merchant navy from financial ruin during wartime.’
    • ‘For a nation going to the polls in wartime, no issue matters more than character.’
    • ‘Victims of the disaster and their rescuers saw sights normally seen only by the military in wartime.’
    • ‘They need to figure out a way to sort of complete the role of the president in wartime.’