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war is pronounced in one syllable
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An example use of war in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… being forced into a war not just in the …”
meanings of war
Acronym of wins above replacement.
(countable, by extension) Any conflict, or anything resembling a conflict.
A particular card game for two players, notable for having its outcome predetermined by how the cards are dealt.
Instruments of war.
Initialism of write after read, a kind of data hazard.
A campaign against something.
Organized, large-scale, armed conflict between countries or between national, ethnic, or other sizeable groups, usually involving the engagement of military forces.
A bout of fierce competition in trade.
A particular conflict of this kind.
Initialism of Web application archive (a Java archive file).
Initialism of White Aryan Resistance.
A city in West Virginia, United States.
The personification of war, often depicted in armor and riding a red horse.
To engage in conflict (may be followed by "with" to specify the foe).
To carry on, as a contest; to wage.
war frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR
the word war occurs in english on average 172 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.