Spanish translation of “war”
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war noun /woː/
› (an) armed struggle, especially between nations
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
a warlike nation. warrior /ˈwo-/ noun › a soldier or skilled fighting man, especially in primitive societies
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.
warfare noun › fighting, as in a war
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
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.
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.