war zone

war zone
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr zohn]
    • /wɔr zoʊn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr zohn]
    • /wɔr zoʊn/

Definitions of war zone words

  • noun war zone (during wartime) a combat area in which the rights of neutrals are suspended, as such an area on the high seas, where ships flying a neutral flag are subject to attack. 1
  • noun war zone area affected by combat 1
  • noun war zone an area where a war is taking place or there is some other violent conflict 0
  • noun war zone A region where war is ongoing. 0
  • noun war zone A region where structures are damaged or in disarray, appearing similar to the effects of a military conflict. 0
  • noun war zone By extension, any area with a significant display of damage or disarray. 0

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Origin of war zone

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
First recorded in 1915-20

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Parts of speech for War zone


war zone popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

war zone usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for war zone

noun war zone

  • battlefront — the front line of a battle, where the action takes place
  • combat zone — (in warfare) an area where fighting is taking place
  • disaster area — a region or locality in which the population is generally affected by the occurrence of a major disaster, as a widespread flood, an explosion causing extensive damage, or the like.
  • hotbed — a bottomless, boxlike, usually glass-covered structure and the bed of earth it covers, heated typically by fermenting manure or electrical cables, for growing plants out of season.

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