War"fare` (?), n. [War + OE. fare a journey, a passage, course, AS. faru. See Fare, n.]

1.

Military service; military life; contest carried on by enemies; hostilities; war.

The Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. I Sam. xxviii. 1.

This day from battle rest; Faithful hath been your warfare. Milton.

2.

Contest; struggle.

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. 2 Cor. x. 4.

 

© Webster 1913.


War"fare`, v. i.

To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.

Camden.

 

© Webster 1913.

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