What does adversary mean?

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ad·ver·sa·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resisternoun

    someone who offers opposition

Wiktionary

  1. adversarynoun

    An opponent or rival.

    Etymology: aversaire (in Wace's Life of Saint Margaret), from aversier, aversaire (French adversaire), from adversarius, from adversus.

  2. Adversarynoun

    Satan

    Etymology: aversaire (in Wace's Life of Saint Margaret), from aversier, aversaire (French adversaire), from adversarius, from adversus.

  3. Adversarynoun

    the Devil

    Etymology: aversaire (in Wace's Life of Saint Margaret), from aversier, aversaire (French adversaire), from adversarius, from adversus.

  4. Adversarynoun

    Shaitan

    Etymology: aversaire (in Wace's Life of Saint Margaret), from aversier, aversaire (French adversaire), from adversarius, from adversus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adversarynoun

    one who is turned against another or others with a design to oppose or resist them; a member of an opposing or hostile party; an opponent; an antagonist; an enemy; a foe

  2. Adversaryadjective

    opposed; opposite; adverse; antagonistic

  3. Adversaryadjective

    having an opposing party; not unopposed; as, an adversary suit

Freebase

  1. Adversary

    The Adversary is a fictional character, a demonic supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adversary

    ad′vėrs-ar-i, n. an opponent: an enemy: Satan, as the general adversary of mankind. [O. Fr. aversier—L. adversarius. See Adverse.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. adversary

    A party acknowledged as potentially hostile to a friendly party and against which the use of force may be envisaged.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. adversary

    Generally applied to an enemy, but strictly an opponent in single combat.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. adversary

    Generally applied to an enemy, but strictly an opponent in single combat.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adversary in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adversary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of adversary in a Sentence

  1. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    The first pillar of our future force must be ensuring that we maintain, and extend, our technological edge over any potential adversary.

  2. State Mike Pompeo on Monday:

    President Trump and those of us in his national security team are re-establishing deterrence – real deterrence ? against the Islamic Republic of Iran, your adversary must understand not only that you have the capacity to impose cost but that you're in fact willing to do so.

  3. Lionel Trilling:

    Any historian of the literature of the modern age will take virtually for granted the adversary intention, the actually subversive intention, that characterizes modern writing -- he will perceive its clear purpose of detaching the reader from the habits of thought and feeling that the larger culture imposes, of giving him a ground and a vantage point from which to judge and condemn, and perhaps revise, the culture that produces him.

  4. Heidi Heitkamp:

    Today was a sad and unprecedented day in history -- an American president stood with Russia over our own country, any president's priority should be defending the United States, standing up for our military and law enforcement, and remaining united against any attempts to undermine our interests -- especially when meeting with an adversary like Russia. Today, United States did not happen.

  5. New Jersey:

    We have here documented a level of coordination with a foreign adversary sharing polling data, and we seem to be -- and your conduct seems to be -- trying to normalize that behavior, and thats why I think we are in such a serious moment that is eroding the cultures of this democracy and the security of this democracy. And so lets just get into some of this specifically.

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