What does ENEMY mean?

Definitions for ENEMYˈɛn ə mi

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enemy(noun)

    an opposing military force

    "the enemy attacked at dawn"

  2. 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"

  3. enemy(noun)

    any hostile group of people

    "he viewed lawyers as the real enemy"

  4. foe, enemy(noun)

    a personal enemy

    "they had been political foes for years"


  1. enemy(Noun)

    Someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else.

  2. enemy(Noun)

    A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.

    rally together against a common enemy.

  3. enemy(Noun)

    An alliance of such forces.

  4. enemy(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy

  5. Origin: From enemi, anemi (Modern French: ennemi), from inimicus, from in- + amicus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enemy(noun)

    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

  2. Enemy(adj)

    hostile; inimical

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enemy

    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. inimicusin, neg., amicus, a friend.]

  2. Enemy

    a prov. form of anemone.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. enemy

    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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ENEMY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2903

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ENEMY' in Nouns Frequency: #940


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ENEMY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ENEMY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom:

    Send salt to your enemy.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    There is no little enemy.

  3. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    Better is the enemy of good.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    I have an enemy and that is me.

  5. Ben Jonson:

    Art has an enemy called ignorance.

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