What does enemy mean?

Definitions for enemy
ˈɛn ə mien·e·my

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. enemy(Noun)

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

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

  2. enemy(Noun)

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

    rally together against a common enemy.

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

  3. enemy(Noun)

    An alliance of such forces.

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

  4. enemy(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy

    Etymology: 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.

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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How to say enemy in sign language?

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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. John Updike:

    Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solicitude is the enemy of well-being.

  2. Vice President Joe Biden:

    I really respect the members up there and I still have a lot of Republican friends. I don't think my chief enemy is the Republican Party. This is a matter of making things work.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you want to be friend of progression, be the enemy of fear!

  4. Bayard Rustin:

    When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous--a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change--and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it--at which point they can become human too.

  5. Proverb:

    If you have a friend who is a physician, send him to your enemy's house.

Images & Illustrations of enemy

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