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Pronunciation of Wars: Learn how to pronounce Wars in English correctly

Learn how to say Wars correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word war:

[mass noun]

a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country: Japan declared war on Germany the two countries were at war for the next eight years [count noun]: I fought in two wars
a state of competition or hostility between different people or groups: she was at war with her parents [count noun]: a price war among tour operators
a sustained campaign against an undesirable situation or activity: the authorities are waging war against smuggling [count noun]: a war on drugs

verb (wars, warring, warred)
[no object]

engage in a war: small states warred against each another figurative conflicting emotions warred within her


go to war
declare, begin, or see active service in a war: he joined the RAF before the country went to war of the four brothers who went to war, only Thomas survived
go to the wars
archaic serve as a soldier: I did all I could to dissuade him from going to the wars
be in the wars
informal be (or have been) injured: Roebuck continues to be in the wars and suffered a broken jaw
war clouds
used to refer to a threatening situation of instability in international relations: the war clouds were looming
war of attrition
a prolonged period of conflict during which each side seeks to gradually wear down the other by a series of small-scale actions.
war of nerves
see nerve.
war of words
a prolonged, often acrimonious, debate: the political war of words over tax
war to end all wars
a war, especially the First World War, regarded as making subsequent wars unnecessary.


late Old English werre, from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French guerre, from a Germanic base shared by worse