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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 1:36:40 AM

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http://www.thefreedictionary.com/weapon

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Miscellaneous weapons  biological warfare, bomb, chemical warfare, club, death ray, flame-thrower, germ warfare or bacteriological warfare

These are listed as weapons. But I can not find the 'weapon' meaning in this article:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/warfare

My question is if I can use the word 'warfare' to mean a weapon.


აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 2:25:18 AM

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Not the weapon- the action.

Warfare is the act of waging war - it includes the act of using any weapon.

So, you can be accused of biological warfare, or you can defend against the threat of biological warfare, but it is the action, the use of weapons, that you are defending against.
In practice, it can mean the same thing, but it is not a synonym.


That seems a very lazy definition to me.
It is right at the end, when they have exhausted all the standard definitions, and the synonyms.


To fare is to go, travel (wayfarer, thoroughfare) happen, do, thrive, (farewell, to fare well/badly).

There used to be a verb 'to warfare' - to go to war, although that is archaic.
But I think the noun still has a link to the verb - it is the action of fighting, the use of a weapon, the choice of your method of waging war.
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 3:51:11 AM

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thar wrote:
Not the weapon- the action.

Thank you very much!

აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
TMe
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:07:23 AM

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Everything is fair in love and war. So causing maximum destruction in any way is warfare.

მე შევეცდები, რომ კეიჯი გაეკეთებინა ყვავილების მისაღებად

I am a layman.
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:46:09 PM

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TMe wrote:
მე შევეცდები, რომ კეიჯი გაეკეთებინა ყვავილების მისაღებად

This is not a Georgian word - just a transliteration from English.

აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
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