Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section IV. Antagonism
2. Active Antagonism
WARFARE; fighting &c. v.; hostilities; war, arms, the sword; Mars, Bellona, grim-visaged war, horrida bella [L.]; bloodshed.
appeal to -arms, - the sword; ordeal -, wager- of battle; ultima ratio regum [L.], arbitrament of the sword, declaration of war.
battle array, campaign, crusade, expedition; mobilization; state of siege; battlefield (arena) [See Arena]; warpath.
ART OF WAR, rules of war, the war game, tactics, strategy, castrametation; generalship, soldiership; military evolutions, ballistics, gunnery; aviation; chivalry; gunpowder, shot, shell, poison gas. battle, conflict (contention) [See Contention]; service, campaigning, active service, tented field; kriegspiel or Kriegsspiel [Ger.], fiery cross, trumpet, clarion, bugle, pibroch, slogan; war cry, war whoop; battle cry, beat of drum, rappel [F.], tom-tom; word of command; password, watchword; passage darmes [F.].
war to the -death, - knife; guerre à -mort, - outrance [F.]; open -, trench -, guerrilla (or guerilla) -, internecine -, civil- war (or warfare).
WAR MEDAL, military medal, Victoria Cross, V. C., croix de guerre [F.], médaille militaire [F.], iron cross [Ger.].
WAR NEWS, war bulletin, war extra; war correspondent.
ARM; prepare for war; raise -, mobilize- troops; raise up in arms; take up the udgels [See Contention]; take up -, fly to -, appeal to- -arms, - the sword; draw -, unsheathe- the sword; dig up the -hatchet, - tomahawk.
WAR, make war, go to war, declare war, wage war, let slip the dogs of war [Julius Cæsar]; cry havoc; kindle -, light- the torch of war; raise ones banner, send round the fiery cross, hoist the black flag; throw -, fling- away the scabbard; take the field; take the law into ones own hands; do -, give -, join -, engage in -, go to- battle; flesh ones sword; set to, fall to, engage, measure swords with, draw the trigger, cross swords; come to -blows, - close quarters; fight; combat; contend [See Contention]; battle with, break a lance with.
SERVE; enroll; enlist; see -, be on- -service, - active service; campaign; wield the sword, shoulder a musket, smell powder, be under fire; spill blood, imbrue the hands in blood; be on the warpath.
carry on -war, - hostilities; keep the field; fight the good fight; take by storm; go over the top [colloq.]; fight -it out, - like devils, - ones way, - hand to hand; cut ones way -out, - through; sell ones life dearly.
ARMED, - to the teeth, - cap-a-pie; sword in hand; contending, contentious [See Contention]; in -, under -, up in- arms; at war with; bristling with arms; in battle array, in open arms, in the field; embattled; battled.
WARLIKE, belligerent, combative, armigerous, bellicose, martial, unpacific, unpeaceful; military, militant; soldier like, soldierly, chivalrous; strategical, civil, internecine; irregular, guerrilla or guerilla.
flagrante bello [L.], in the thick of the fray, in the cannons mouth; at the swords point, at the point of the bayonet.
TO ARMS! v victis! [L.] to your tents O Israel! cest la guerre! [F.].
The battle rages.
À la guerre comme à la guerre.
Bis peccare in bello non licet.
My voice is still for war.Addison
My sentence is for open war.Milton
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war.Othello
The cannons have their bowels full of wrath.King John
The cannons spit forth their iron indignation.King John
The fire-eyed maid of smoky war.I Henry IV
Silent leges inter arma.Cicero
O war! thou son of hell Whom angry heavens do make their minister.II Henry VI
So frowned the mighty combatants that hell Grew darker at their frown.Paradise Lost
Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.Wellington
Charge, Chester, charge! On, Stanley, on!Scott
There never was a good war or a bad peace.Franklin
Battles magnificently stern array!Byron
But stay, I do not like Undue assassination.Gilbert
Si vis pacem para bellum.
Hard hitting is the best parry.Roosevelt
If I should die, think only this of me: That theres some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England.Rupert Brooke