Definitions for enemyˈɛn ə mi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
en•e•my*ˈɛn ə mi(n.; adj.)(pl.)-mies
(n.)a person who hates, opposes, or fosters harmful designs against another; hostile opponent.
an opposing military force.
a ship, aircraft, etc., of such a force.
a hostile nation or state.
a citizen of such a state.
something harmful or prejudicial.
(adj.)belonging to a hostile power or to any of its nationals:
Obs. inimical; ill-disposed.
* Usage: See collective noun.
Origin of enemy:
1250–1300; < OF < L inimicus unfriendly; =in-in -3+amicus friendly, friend; see amicable
an opposing military force
"the enemy attacked at dawn"
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"
any hostile group of people
"he viewed lawyers as the real enemy"
a personal enemy
"they had been political foes for years"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
enemy(noun)ˈɛn ə mi
He was betrayed by his political enemies.
enemyˈɛn ə mi
attacks on the enemy; enemy soldiers/territory
Someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else.
A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.
rally together against a common enemy.
An alliance of such forces.
of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy
Origin: From enemi, anemi (Modern French: ennemi), from inimicus, from in- + amicus
one hostile to another; one who hates, and desires or attempts the injury of, another; a foe; an adversary; as, an enemy of or to a person; an enemy to truth, or to falsehood
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A counter-irritant of which you must get a few, or it's you for fatty degeneration of the cerebrum. 2. The friend who stings you into action. 3. Any one who tells the truth about you.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'enemy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2903
Rank popularity for the word 'enemy' in Nouns Frequency: #940
Translations for enemy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who hates or wishes to harm one
She is so good and kind that she has no enemies.
- inimigoPortuguese (BR)
- nepřítel, -kyněCzech
- der FeindGerman
- εχθρός, αντίζηλοςGreek
- 적, 경쟁 상대Korean
- دښمن، غليم، ميرڅىPashto
- враг; недругRussian
- nepriateľ, -kaSlovak
- fiende, ovänSwedish
- 仇人，敵人Chinese (Trad.)
- kẻ thùVietnamese
- 仇人，敌人Chinese (Simp.)
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