A by-product of the arts of peace. The most menacing political condition is a period of international amity. The student of history who has not been taught to expect the unexpected may justly boast himself inaccessible to the light. "In time of peace prepare for war" has a deeper meaning than is commonly discerned; it means, not merely that all things earthly have an end -- that change is the one immutable and eternal law -- but that the soil of peace is thickly sown with the seeds of war and singularly suited to their germination and growth. It was when Kubla Khan had decreed his "stately pleasure dome" -- when, that is to say, there were peace and fat feasting in Xanadu -- that he heard from afar Ancestral voices prophesying war. One of the greatest of poets, Coleridge was one of the wisest of men, and it was not for nothing that he read us this parable. Let us have a little less of "hands across the sea," and a little more of that elemental distrust that is the security of nations. War loves to come like a thief in the night; professions of eternal amity provide the night.
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.
A condition of belligerency to be maintained by physical force. In this sense, levying war against the sovereign authority is treason.
The profession of arms; the art of war.
a state of opposition or contest; an act of opposition; an inimical contest, act, or action; enmity; hostility.
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.
To carry on, as a contest; to wage.
In this world human energies are perversely consumed in physical warfare, but in Eternity warfare is an intellectual and creative struggle.
legitimate use of organized violence or force to achieve "goods" (also see conflict)
Military activity, or armed violence, carried out in a systematic and organized way by nation-states (or organized groups that aspire to become nation-states) against other nation-states.
a specific conflict between two or more races
the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare"
make or wage war
a sustained struggle of a scale and duration that threatens the existence of the government of a state or an equivalent juridical person and that is waged between groups of forces that are armed, wear a distinctive insignia, and are subject to military discipline under a responsible command.
High on action centered around military conflicts with a prevailing theme of justice and patriotism
A war is a violent conflict between two or more groups that involve large numbers of individuals. Wars may be prosecuted simultaneously in one or more different theatres. Within each theatre, there may be one or more consecutive military campaigns.
War is a large-scale conflict.