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Warfare vs. Battle

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Main Difference

The main difference between Warfare and Battle is that the Warfare is a conduct of conflict and Battle is a part of a war which is well defined in duration, area and force commitment.

Wikipedia
  • Warfare (noun)

    The waging of war or armed conflict against an enemy.

  • Warfare (noun)

    Military operations of some particular kind e.g. guerrilla warfare.

  • Warfare (verb)

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

  • Battle (noun)

    A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.

  • Battle (noun)

    A struggle; a contest.

    "the battle of life"

  • Battle (noun)

    A division of an army; a battalion.

  • Battle (noun)

    The main body, as distinct from the vanguard and rear; battalia.

  • Battle (verb)

    To join in battle; to contend in fight

    "Scientists always battle over theories."

    "She has been battling against cancer for years."

  • Battle (verb)

    To fight or struggle; to enter into a battle with.

    "She has been battling cancer for years."

  • Battle (verb)

    To nourish; feed.

  • Battle (verb)

    To render (for example soil) fertile or fruitful

  • Battle (adjective)

    Improving; nutritious; fattening.

    "battle grass, battle pasture"

  • Battle (adjective)

    Fertile; fruitful.

    "battle soil, battle land"

Wiktionary
  • Warfare (noun)

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

  • Warfare (noun)

    Contest; struggle.

  • Warfare (verb)

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

  • Battle (adjective)

    Fertile. See Battel, a.

  • Battle (noun)

    A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.

  • Battle (noun)

    A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.

  • Battle (noun)

    A division of an army; a battalion.

  • Battle (noun)

    The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.

  • Battle (verb)

    To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.

  • Battle

    To assail in battle; to fight.

Webster Dictionary
  • Warfare (noun)

    the waging of armed conflict against an enemy;

    "thousands of people were killed in the war"

  • Warfare (noun)

    an active struggle between competing entities;

    "a price war"

    "a war of wits"

    "diplomatic warfare"

  • Battle (noun)

    a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;

    "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"

    "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"

  • Battle (noun)

    an energetic attempt to achieve something;

    "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"

    "he fought a battle for recognition"

  • Battle (noun)

    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals);

    "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"

    "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

  • Battle (verb)

    battle or contend against in or as if in a battle;

    "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Nothern Iraq"

    "We must combat the prejudices against other races"

    "they battled over the budget"

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