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Wars, battles and military maneuvers - thesaurus

Synonyms

drawdown

noun

the removal of some soldiers from an area where there has been fighting

overwatch

noun

the process of watching from a high position another group of soldiers who are involved in a military activity and giving them support if necessary

war

noun

fighting between two or more countries that involves the use of the military and usually continues for a long time

battle

noun

a fight between two armies in a war

campaign

noun

a series of actions by an army trying to win a war

struggle

noun

a fight, or a war

mission

noun

a military operation, especially one by aircraft

assault

noun

an attack by the military

combat

noun

fighting during a war

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action

noun

fighting that is part of a war

air cover

noun

a military operation in which airplanes fly regularly over an area in order to stop the enemy from attacking

ambush

noun

an attack from a hidden position

amphibious

adjective

relating to a military operation that brings soldiers to land in boats

asymmetrical warfare

noun

acts of war against countries and ordinary people by individuals or groups who are not part of a country’s army

asymmetric warfare

noun

acts of war against countries and ordinary people by individuals or groups who are not part of a country’s army

attrition

noun

formal the process of making an enemy physically and mentally weaker by continuously attacking them

biological warfare

noun

the use of harmful bacteria as a weapon in war

biowarfare

noun

the use of biological weapons in a war

chemical warfare

noun

the use of chemical weapons in wars

civil war

noun

a war fought between different groups of people within the same country

conflict

noun

mainly journalism fighting between countries or groups

council of war

noun

British a war council

counterattack

noun

an attack against someone who has just attacked you in a war, game, or argument

counteroffensive

noun

an attack against someone who has already attacked you, especially a military attack

cyberwar

noun

a type of war in which computer systems are used to damage or destroy enemy systems

dogfight

noun

a fight between military aircraft

engagement

noun

formal a battle between armies

expedition

noun

a long journey made by soldiers in order to attack a particular place or group of people

fight

noun

a battle between soldiers or armies

holocaust

noun

a war in which very many ordinary people are killed

hostilities

noun

formal fighting between enemies in a war

incursion

noun

a sudden attack on an area controlled by other people

landing

noun

an attack by soldiers arriving somewhere by boat

maneuvers

noun

a planned movement by a military group

movement

noun

a situation in which ships, aircraft, or soldiers move around as part of a planned military operation

op

noun

informal a military operation

pincer movement

noun

an attempt to surround an enemy by attacking them from the front and both sides

pitched battle

noun

a battle between two armies who have already planned their positions

push

noun

a movement by an army farther into or through a country or area, using force

reconnaissance

noun

the use of soldiers or aircraft to go into an area and get information about an enemy

retreat

noun

an army’s movement away from a position because of danger or defeat

shelling

noun

attacks by soldiers who are firing shells

skirmish

noun

a fight, especially one that is away from the main fighting in a war

skirmishing

noun

fighting that is not part of the main fighting in a war

sortie

noun

a flight by a military aircraft or a group of military aircraft

sortie

noun

a sudden attack by soldiers

staging area

noun

an area where people or pieces of equipment are brought together before a military operation is started

trench warfare

noun

a situation in which soldiers in trenches opposite each other fight for a long time without either side winning or making progress

unarmed combat

noun

the activity of fighting without weapons

war

noun

fighting between opposing groups within one country

war

noun

a particular period of fighting between countries or groups of people

war council

noun

American a meeting between officers of high rank in an army, air force, or navy to discuss what to do in a war

warfare

noun

the activity of fighting a war

warfare

noun

fighting in which a particular type of weapon is used

withdrawal

noun

the removal of an army from an area of fighting

world war

noun

a war that is fought between many countries from different parts of the world

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