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civil war

noun

Civil War

noun

Etymology summary

"battles among fellow citizens or within a community", from "civil" in a sense ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Civil war

a war between organized groups within the same nation state or republic, or, less commonly, between two countries created from a formerly united nation state. The aim of one side may be to take control of the country or a region, to achieve... (43 of 5165 words, 11 images)

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Civil war (disambiguation)

a conflict within a nation. See List of civil wars for a list of specific conflicts. Civil war may also refer to: Civil War (comics), 2006-2007 Marvel Comics crossover | Civil War (game), a 1961 wargame from Avalon Hill | Civil War: A Nation Divided, a... (44 of 231 words, 14 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

civil war | Civil War

war between parties, factions, or inhabitants of different regions within the same nation | [English history] the conflict between Charles I and the ... (22 of 550 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/civil-war

American Heritage Dictionary:

civil war | Civil War [sense-specific] | War Between the States [sense-specific]

A war between factions or regions of the same country. | A state of hostility or conflict between elements within an organization | "Civil War": The ... (24 of 88 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/civil-war

Merriam-Webster:

civil war

a war between opposing groups of citizens of the same country (11 of 59 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/civil war

Oxford Dictionary:

civil war

a war between citizens of the same country (8 of 59 words, 2 usage examples)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/civil-war

Macmillan British Dictionary:

civil war [countable/uncountable] | civil wars [plural]

a war fought between different groups of people within the same country (12 of 42 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/civil-war

Cambridge Dictionary:

civil war

a war fought by different groups of people living in the same country (13 of 26 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/civil-war

Random House Dictionary:

civil war

a war between political factions or regions within the same country. (11 of 23 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/civil-war

Wiktionary:

civil war | civil wars [plural] | intestine war [synonym]

A war fought between factions of the inhabitants of a single country, or the citizens of a single republic. (19 of 20 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/civil war

Civil War

Any of several civil wars, taken specifically. (7 of 43 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Civil War

Columbia Encyclopedia:

civil war

in Roman history: see Marius and Sulla; Pompey and Julius Caesar. (11 of 15 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0911917​.html

Civil War | Secession, War of | War of Secession

in United States history, conflict (1861-1865) between the Northern states (the Union) and the Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed ... (23 of 78 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0812362​.html

New World Dictionary:

civil war

war between geographical sections or political factions of the same nation (11 of 13 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/civil-war

Encarta Dictionary:

civil war | civil wars [plural]

a war between opposing groups within a country (8 of 20 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861687702​/definition​.html  [offline]

Civil War | War Between the States [history, sense-specific]

the civil war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865 between the North and the slave-owning states of the South | the civil war fought in ... (27 of 60 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861687703​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

civil war

Origin: "battles among fellow citizens or within a community", from "civil" in a sense of "occurring among fellow citizens" attested from late 14th century in ... (24 of 263 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=civil war

Wiktionary:

civil war | civil wars [plural]

Origin: Calque of Latin bellum civile, in English from 1651 in reference to the English Civil War, with possible early use in the 15th and 16th centuries as wer cyuile or ciuill warre.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/civil war

Civil War

Origin: Capitalization of civil war.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Civil War

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

civil war [countable/uncountable] | civil wars [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "civil war"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/civil-war

Macmillan American Dictionary:

civil war [countable/uncountable] | civil wars [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "civil war"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/civil-war

Cambridge Dictionary:

civil war

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "civil war"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "civil war"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/civil-war

Google Dictionary:

civil war | civil wars [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "civil war"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=civil war

YourDictionary Audio:

civil war

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "civil war" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/civil-war

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