What does opponent mean?

Definitions for opponentəˈpoʊ nənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word opponent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opposition, opponent, opposite(noun)

    a contestant that you are matched against

  2. adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister(adj)

    someone who offers opposition

  3. opponent, opposing(adj)

    characterized by active hostility

    "opponent (or opposing) armies"

Wiktionary

  1. opponent(Noun)

    An individual or group who is a rival of another.

  2. opponent(Noun)

    One who attempts to stop the progression of.

  3. opponent(Noun)

    One who objects to.

  4. opponent(Noun)

    In team sports, a player of an opposite team.

  5. Origin: from opponere, to oppose

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opponent

    ō-pō′nent, adj. opposing in action, speech, &c.: placed in front.—n. one who opposes.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opponent' in Nouns Frequency: #1360

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opponent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opponent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John M. Barrie:

    Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.

  2. Serb Jankovic:

    My opponent was limping so I saw that something was wrong, i had to just focus on my game and kind of try to make as many balls as possible in the point.

  3. Sun Tzu:

    Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.

  4. Vince Lombardi:

    Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.

  5. Dave Barry:

    I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.

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