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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en′e-mi, n. one who hates or dislikes: a foe: a hostile army.—adj. (obs.) hostile.—How goes the enemy? (slang) what o'clock is it?—The Enemy, The old Enemy, the Devil; The last enemy, death. [O. Fr. enemi (mod. Fr. ennemi)—L. inimicus—in, neg., amicus, a friend.]
a prov. form of anemone.
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
The numerical value of enemy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of enemy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The enemy of your enemy is your enemy.
When it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy -- is your enemy.
The enemy of a tree is not only the enemy of humanity, but also the enemy of all the living beings!
The enemy is in front of us, the enemy is behind us, the enemy is to the right and to the left of us. They can't get away this time!!!
Hate is your enemy; you must defeat it! Anger is your enemy; you must defeat it! Violence is your enemy; you must defeat it! Death is your enemy; you must defeat it! Know well your real enemies!
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