W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawr]
    • /wΙ”r/
    • /wɔːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr]
    • /wΙ”r/

Definitions of warred word

  • noun warred a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air. 1
  • noun warred a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations: The two nations were at war with each other. 1
  • noun warred a contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns: the War of 1812. 1
  • noun warred armed fighting, as a science, profession, activity, or art; methods or principles of waging armed conflict: War is the soldier's business. 1
  • noun warred active hostility or contention; conflict; contest: a war of words. 1
  • noun warred aggressive business conflict, as through severe price cutting in the same industry or any other means of undermining competitors: a fare war among airlines; a trade war between nations. 1

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Origin of warred

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
before 1150; (noun) Middle English, late Old English werre < Old North French < Germanic; cognate with Old High German werra strife; (v.) Middle English, late Old English werrien (transitive) to make war upon, derivative of the noun; compare Old French guerrer, Old North French werreier; akin to war2

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Parts of speech for Warred


warred popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

warred usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for warred

noun warred

  • conflicted β€” unable to decide between opposing feelings or views
  • combated β€” to fight or contend against; oppose vigorously: to combat crime.
  • battled β€” Simple past tense and past participle of battle.
  • struck β€” simple past tense and a past participle of strike.
  • struggled β€” to contend with an adversary or opposing force.

verb warred

  • fought β€” simple past tense and past participle of fight.
  • differed β€” to be unlike, dissimilar, or distinct in nature or qualities (often followed by from): The two writers differ greatly in their perceptions of the world. Each writer's style differs from that of another.
  • attacked β€” to set upon in a forceful, violent, hostile, or aggressive way, with or without a weapon; begin fighting with: He attacked him with his bare hands.
  • attempted β€” An attempted crime or unlawful action is an unsuccessful effort to commit the crime or action.
  • bombarded β€” to attack or batter with artillery fire.

Antonyms for warred

noun warred

  • accorded β€” to be in agreement or harmony; agree.

verb warred

  • agreed β€” If people are agreed on something, they have reached a joint decision on it or have the same opinion about it.
  • aided β€” to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire.
  • lazed β€” Simple past tense and past participle of laze.
  • protected β€” to defend or guard from attack, invasion, loss, annoyance, insult, etc.; cover or shield from injury or danger.
  • retreated β€” the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action.

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