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enemy (rival)

Definition:

a personal enemy

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

enemies

Type of:

rival » contestant » person » organism

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

mortal enemy

Synonyms:

foe

Etymology:

Old French enemi (12th century), earlier inimi (9th century) "enemy, adversary,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of enemy...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Enemy | foe | enmity | foehood | foeship

a relativist term for an entity, whether an individual or a group, that is seen as forcefully adverse or threatening. The concept of an enemy has been observed to be "basic for both individuals and communities". The term "enemy" serves the social... (42 of 1663 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Enemy

Foe (disambiguation)

another word for an enemy. It may also refer to: Foe (unit), a unit of energy used in astrophysics | Foe (novel), a 1986 novel written by J. M. Coetzee | Foe EP, a 2003 EP by the German band Blackmail | Marc-Vivien FoĆ© (1975-2003), deceased... (43 of 140 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Foe (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

foe | FoE | FOE | enemy [sense-specific]

[formal, literary] another word for "enemy" | Friends of the Earth (10 of 481 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/foe

Merriam-Webster:

foe | foeman [sense-specific] | adversary [synonym, sense-specific] | opponent [synonym, sense-specific] | antagonist [synonym, sense-specific] | enemy [synonym, sense-specific] | hostile [synonym, sense-specific] | amigo [antonym, sense-specific] | friend [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

one who has personal enmity for another | an enemy in war ; "adversary", "opponent" | one who opposes on principle | something prejudicial or ... (22 of 158 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/foe

Cambridge Dictionary:

enemy | the enemy of something | enemy of something | adversary [formal] | foe [literary]

a person who hates or opposes another person and tries to harm them or stop them from doing something | a country, or the armed forces of a country ... (28 of 90 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/enemy

Random House Dictionary:

foe | F.O.E. | F.O.E.: Fraternal Order of Eagles [sense-specific]

a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy. | a military enemy; hostile army. | a person belonging to a hostile army or ... (24 of 89 words, 7 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/foe

Oxford Dictionary:

foe [literary, formal]

an enemy or opponent (4 of 56 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/foe

foe

Syllabification: (foe) | an enemy or opponent (6 of 49 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/foe

American Heritage Dictionary:

foe

A personal enemy. | An enemy in war. | An adversary; an opponent | Something that opposes, injures, or impedes (17 of 48 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/foe

Wiktionary:

foe | foes [plural] | adversary [synonym, sense-specific] | enemy [synonym, sense-specific] | opponent [synonym, sense-specific] | ally [antonym, sense-specific] | friend [antonym, sense-specific] | Hostile [synonym, sense-specific]

[obsolete] Hostile. | An enemy. | A unit of energy equal to 1044 joules. (12 of 34 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/foe

New World Dictionary:

foe | FOE

"enemy" (in all senses) | Fraternal Order of Eagles (8 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/foe

Macmillan British Dictionary:

foe [countable, literary] | foes [plural]

an enemy (2 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/foe

Britannica Encyclopedia:

competition [biotic interaction]

in ecology, utilization of the same resources by organisms of the same or of different species living together in a community, when the resources are ... (25 of 168 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/129779​/competition

Columbia Encyclopedia:

competition

in economics, rivalry in supplying or acquiring an economic service or good. Sellers compete with other sellers, and buyers with other buyers. In its ... (24 of 532 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/bus​/A​0813096​.html

competition

in biology, relationship between members of the same or different species in which individuals are adversely affected by those having the same living ... (23 of 108 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0813095​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

foe [formal] | foes [plural]

an enemy or opponent of somebody or something (8 of 27 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861612625​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

enemy

First use: early 13th century

Origin: Old French enemi (12th century), earlier inimi (9th century) "enemy, adversary, foe, demon, the Devil", from Latin inimicus ... (21 of 144 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=enemy

New World Dictionary:

enemy | enemies [plural]

Origin: Middle English and Old French enemi from Latin inimicus, unfriendly, enemy from in-, not + amicus, friend: see "amiable"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/enemy

American Heritage Dictionary:

enemy | enemies [plural]

Origin: Middle English enemi, from Old French, from Latin inimīcus: in-, not; see "in-" [entry 1] + amīcus, friend.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/enemy

Merriam-Webster:

enemy | enemies [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English enemi, from Anglo-French, from Latin inimicus, from in- in- + amicus friend

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/enemy

Wiktionary:

enemy

Origin: Old French enemi, anemi (Modern French: ennemi), from Latin inimīcus, from in- ("not") + amīcus ("friend")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/enemy

Collins Dictionary:

enemy | enemies [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French enemi, from Latin inimīcus hostile, from in-1 + amīcus friend

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/enemy

Oxford Dictionary:

enemy | enemies [plural] | the enemy

Origin: Middle English: from Old French enemi, from Latin inimicus, from in- "not" + amicus "friend"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/enemy

Encarta Dictionary:

enemy | enemies [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: French from Latin inimicus "enemy, unfriendly" from amicus "friend"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608439​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

enemy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "enemy"

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Collins Dictionary:

enemy | enemies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "enemy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/enemy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

enemy [countable] | enemies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "enemy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/enemy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

enemy [countable] | enemies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "enemy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/enemy

Cambridge Dictionary:

enemy

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "enemy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "enemy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/enemy

the Free Dictionary:

enemy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "enemy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "enemy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "enemy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/enemy

Google Dictionary:

enemy | enemies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "enemy"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

enemy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "enemy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=enemy​001 word=enemy

YourDictionary Audio:

enemy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "enemy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/enemy

freedictionary.org:

enemy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "enemy" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=enemy

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