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 or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court's tilt toward conservative rulings"
a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime"
the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare"
a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"