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.

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

  2. enemynoun

    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. enemynoun

    An alliance of such forces.

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

  4. enemyadjective

    of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy

    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. Carol Gabbard:

    Every soldier knows this simple fact: If you don't know your enemy, you will not be able to defeat him.

  2. Michael Balboni:

    This is still their major target, so there is an opp to strike a blow against Christianity and strike a blow against their hated enemy, the United States.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Oh God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!

  4. Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School:

    Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

  5. President Donald Trump:

    It's not any time for witch hunts. It's time to get this enemy defeated, conducting these partisan investigations in a pandemic is a big waste of vital resources, time, attention.

Images & Illustrations of enemy

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