AskDefine | Define wartime

Dictionary Definition

wartime n : a period of time during which there is armed conflict

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A period during which a war is in progress in a particular place.

Usage notes

  • Used attributively in phrases such as "wartime rationing".


Extensive Definition

The term wartime could refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

all-out war, appeal to arms, armed combat, armed conflict, attack, battle, belligerence, belligerency, bloodshed, combat, fighting, hostilities, hot war, la guerre, might of arms, military operations, open hostilities, open war, resort to arms, shooting war, state of war, the sword, total war, war, warfare, warmaking, warring
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