war [-s] n

Late OE wyrre; OHG werra, confusion, discord, strife.

  1. Confrontation; [fig.] blood-red sunset; clash of hues; contrast of intense colors.
  2. Battle; violent combat; [fig.] mortal wound; death blow.
  3. Contest; debate; argument; contention; disputation; disagreement; [fig.] vigorous interaction; competitive relationship.
  4. Struggle; fight; conflict; [fig.] trial; personal challenge; difficult experience.