Definitions for enemy
ˈɛn ə mien·e·my
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word enemy.
an opposing military force
"the enemy attacked at dawn"
enemy, foe, foeman, oppositionnoun
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
Etymology: From enemi, anemi (Modern French: ennemi), from inimicus, from in- + amicus
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: ennemi, French; inimicus, Latin.
All these statutes speak of English rebels and Irish enemies, as if the Irish had never been in condition of subjects, but always out of the protection of the law. John Davies, on Ireland.
The enemy thinks of raising threescore thousand men for the next Summer. Joseph Addison, on the State of the War.
Kent, in disguise,
Follow’d his enemy king, and did him service
Improper for a slave. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
He that designedly uses ambiguities, ought to be looked on as an enemy to truth and knowledge. John Locke.
Bold is the critick, who dares prove
These heroes were no friends to love;
And bolder he who dares aver,
That they were enemies to war. Matthew Prior.
Defend us from the danger of the enemy. Common Prayer.
An enemy or a foe is an individual or a group that is considered as forcefully adverse or threatening. The concept of an enemy has been observed to be "basic for both individuals and communities". The term "enemy" serves the social function of designating a particular entity as a threat, thereby invoking an intense emotional response to that entity. The state of being or having an enemy is enmity, foehood or foeship.
An enemy is an individual, group, or nation that opposes, threatens, or intends harm or hostility towards another individual, group, or nation. Enemies are typically perceived as adversaries who are in opposition or conflict with each other. The term "enemy" can be used in various contexts, including personal relationships, warfare, politics, and competitive situations.
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The power or people against whom war is waged.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In military language, the opposing force; as, “We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”
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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
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
It is said that When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm. Inside enemy is all news MEDIA
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!!!
The enemy of your enemy is your enemy.
In order for us to do that we would have to release to you the exact number of tanks we believe the enemy has, the exact number of Humvees we believe the enemy has, we don't want our enemy to know how much we know about them.
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