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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

foefoʊ(n.)

  1. a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy:

    a bitter foe.

  2. a military enemy.

  3. an opponent in a game or contest; adversary:

    a political foe.

  4. a person who is opposed in feeling, principle, etc., to something:

    a foe to progress.

  5. a thing that is harmful to or destructive of something.

Origin of foe:

bef. 900; ME foo, OE fāh hostile, gefāh enemy; c. OHG gafēh at war. Cf. feud1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enemy, foe, foeman, opposition(noun)

    an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

    "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

  2. foe, enemy(noun)

    a personal enemy

    "they had been political foes for years"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foe(noun)

    one who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge, or malice, against another; an enemy

  2. Foe(noun)

    an enemy in war; a hostile army

  3. Foe(noun)

    one who opposes on principle; an opponent; an adversary; an ill-wisher; as, a foe to religion

  4. Foe(verb)

    to treat as an enemy

Freebase

  1. Foe

    Foe is a 1986 novel by South African-born Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee. Woven around the existing plot of Robinson Crusoe, Foe is written from the perspective of Susan Barton, a castaway who landed on the same island inhabited by "Cruso" and Friday as their adventures were already underway. Like Robinson Crusoe, it is a frame story, unfolded as Barton's narrative while in England attempting to convince the writer Daniel Foe to help transform her tale into popular fiction. Focused primarily on themes of language and power, the novel was the subject of criticism in South Africa, where it was regarded as politically irrelevant on its release. Coetzee revisited the composition of Robinson Crusoe in 2003 in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

foe(noun)

an enemy

He fought against the foe.

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