What does enemy mean?

Definitions for enemy
ˈɛn ə mien·e·my

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enemynoun

    an opposing military force

    "the enemy attacked at dawn"

  2. enemy, foe, foeman, oppositionnoun

    an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

    "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

  3. enemynoun

    any hostile group of people

    "he viewed lawyers as the real enemy"

  4. foe, enemynoun

    a personal enemy

    "they had been political foes for years"

Wiktionary

  1. enemynoun

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

  2. enemynoun

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

    rally together against a common enemy.

  3. enemynoun

    An alliance of such forces.

  4. enemyadjective

    of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enemynoun

    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. Enemyadjective

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. enemy

    The power or people against whom war is waged.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. enemy

    In military language, the opposing force; as, “We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”

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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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of enemy in a Sentence

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A truthful enemy is better than a deceitful friend.

  2. Chelsey Earnest:

    How I describe it is, you're going off to war and you're in a battlefield where supplies are limited. The help's slow to get to you and there's lots of casualties and... you can't see the enemy, we would hope that CMS would judge us in light of an unprecedented global pandemic that happened to us, not because of us.

  3. Warren Wiersbe:

    Four Lessons on Life 1. Never take down a fence until you know why it was put up. 2. If you get too far ahead of the army, your soldiers may mistake you for the enemy. 3. Don't complain about the bottom rungs of the ladder they helped to get you higher. 4. If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.

  4. Phyllis McGinley:

    The Enemy, who wears her mother's usual face and confidential tone, has access; doubtless stares into her writing case and listens on the phone.

  5. Brian Stelter:

    The president is trying to destroy our news organizations, find me when Nixon, a criminal president, actually used the word ‘ enemy ’ to describe us in public. Even Nixon knew not to go that far.

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