enemy meaning

  • Enemy or foe is 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".

    Definition of enemy in English Dictionary

  • NounPLenemies
    1. Someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else.
      1. He made a lot of enemies after reducing the working hours in his department.
      2. Crush the enemy!
    2. A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.
      1. rally together against a common enemy.
    3. An alliance of such forces.
      1. Something harmful or threatening to another.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore enemySUPmost enemy
        1. of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Lucretius was the Xenophanes of Roman culture, a great theorist (visionary), an ardent disciple of Universal Nature, an enemy of all superstition, false gods, and false fear of death, [ …]
            • The king sent word to his enemy that he would not back down.
            • Then all the enemies drew back daunted, except for the fellest of the warriors, who stepped forward to accept the challenge.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The soldiers held their rifles at the ready and listened for the enemy.
            • His tactfulness allowed him to be honest without making enemies.
            • Pull the pin out of the grenade before throwing it at the enemy.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. en enemye
            2. en enemyes
            3. en enemyhood
            4. en enemylike
            5. en enemyship
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of enemy for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "enemy" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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