What does Foe mean?

Definitions for Foefoʊ

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

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

  5. Origin: [OE. fo, fa, AS. fh hostile; prob. akin to E. fiend. 81. See Fiend, and cf. Feud a quarrel.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foe

    fō, n. an enemy: one who, or that which, injures or hinders anything: an ill-wisher.—ns. Foe′man, an enemy in war:—pl. Foe′men; Fō′en (Spens.), pl. of foe. [M. E. foo—A.S. fáh, (adj.), allied to the compound n. gefá; cf. féogan, to hate.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Foe in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Foe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Juvenal:

    Luxury is more deadly than any foe.

  2. Aristophenes:

    A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

  3. Edward Dahlberg:

    A strong foe is better than a weak friend.

  4. Stella Benson:

    Call no man foe, but never love a stranger.

  5. John Milton:

    Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.

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