A war fought between two factions of the same country. Does not have to take place in America in the 1860's.
The British also fough a Civil War.
by eat_lightbulbs November 18, 2003
Get the mug
Get a Civil War mug for your guy Sarah.
Best, shortest definitions possible:
1.) A war between two factions of the same country or nation-state.
2.) The greatest conflict in American history lasting from Spring of 1861 to Summer of 1865.
The Civil War is the defining epic in America's history.
by The Midwestrn Soldier November 30, 2004
Get the mug
Get a Civil War mug for your barber Manafort.
1) a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight against each other for the control of political power.

2) a song by guns n roses.

3) a slang term used to describe a food fight within one table at lunch or any other public place in which food is eaten.
EXAMPLES 3) Bill: Hey, don't be starting a civil war here!
Joe: We haven't had one in a long time.

1) Chris: Who won the Civil War?
John: I don't know, dude. Ask someone else.
by Stick E March 06, 2007
Get the mug
Get a Civil War mug for your grandma Beatrix.
A seven part series of Marvel comics that pits superhero against superhero. The two factions are distinguished upon their support (or lack there of) of a bill that requires superheroes to register with the government and become employees of S.H.I.E.L.D
monthly from spring 2006-winter 2006
Thor at the end of Civil War #3!? Oh Snap!
by Bgilbert09 July 25, 2006
Get the mug
Get a Civil War mug for your brother James.
1. A war in the United States in where the Northern states fought against the Southern states. The bloodiest war in U.S. History.
2. A war in which America found out that it was so bad, that it had to kick its own ass.
3. A feud between family or family members.
3. He and his mom are going through civil war.
by Soup May 21, 2004
Get the mug
Get a Civil War mug for your bunkmate Günter.
A conflict where members of the same nation or theoretical national entity kill each other in a large scale, organized matter, usually for reasons that will continue to be extremely important to both sides for reasons that make no freaking sense to any countrymen who's ancestors did not participate.

More often then not, both sides' descendants will take every chance possible to bring it up just to cause further bad feelings. The various factors that lead to such madness will usually be reduced to a one sentence statement by both sides' descendants.
Jim: The Civil War was about slavery. Tom: No, it was about the economic burned imposed upon the south. Isaac: Whatever. You easterners just killed a bunch of people then made up a reason later.

by Das Jedi January 20, 2008
Get the mug
Get a Civil War mug for your brother-in-law Abdul.
A War fought between the northern union states and the southern confederate states. The war began in 1861 and was ENDED IN 1865 WHEN THE NORTH WON.
Give it a rest you southern hick, the north won the war in 1865 so stop flying your confederate flag and be a true american.
by BravesSuck September 02, 2003
Get the mug
Get a Civil War mug for your cat Riley.