Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “war”

See all translations

war

noun /woː/
(an) armed struggle, especially between nations
guerra
Their leader has declared war on Britain The larger army will win the war the horrors of war (also adjective) He is guilty of war crimes.
warlike adjective (opposite unwarlike) fond of, or likely to begin, war
belicoso
a warlike nation.
warrior /ˈwo-/ noun a soldier or skilled fighting man, especially in primitive societies
guerrero
The chief of the tribe called his warriors together (also adjective) a warrior prince.
war correspondent noun a newspaper reporter who writes articles on a war especially from the scene of fighting.
corresponsal de guerra
war cry noun ( plural war cries) a shout used in battle as an encouragement to the soldiers
grito de guerra
’For king and country’ was the war cry of the troops as they faced the enemy.
war dance noun a dance performed by the people of some primitive societies before going to war.
danza guerrera
warfare noun fighting, as in a war
guerra
the weapons of modern warfare He refused to fight, because he has religious objections to warfare.
warhead noun the explosive section of a missile, torpedo etc
ojiva, cabeza
nuclear warheads.
warhorse noun a horse used in battle.
caballo de guerra
warlord noun a very powerful military leader.
señor de la guerra; jefe militar
warmonger noun a person who encourages war(s), often for personal reasons.
belicista
warpaint noun paint applied to the face etc by the people of some primitive societies before going into battle.
pintura de guerra
warship noun a ship used in war or defence/defense.
buque/barco de guerra
wartime noun the time during which a country, a people etc is at war
tiempo(s) de guerra
There is a great deal of hardship and misery in wartime (also adjective) a wartime economy.
war of nerves noun a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting
guerra de nervios, guerra psicológica
A game of chess can become a war of nerves.
Translations of “war”
in Korean 전쟁…
in Arabic حَرْب…
in French (de) guerre…
in Italian guerra…
in Chinese (Traditional) (國家或群體之間的)戰爭, 爭奪,競爭…
in Russian война, борьба, соперничество…
in Turkish harp, savaş, kavga…
in Polish wojna, walka…
in Portuguese guerra…
in German der Krieg, Kriegs-……
in Catalan guerra…
in Japanese 戦争…
in Chinese (Simplified) (国家或群体之间的)战争, 争夺,竞争…
(Definition of war from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “war” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More