What does foe mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. foe, enemy(noun)

    a personal enemy

    "they had been political foes for years"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foe(noun)

    one who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge, or malice, against another; an enemy

    Etymology: [OE. fo, fa, AS. fh hostile; prob. akin to E. fiend. 81. See Fiend, and cf. Feud a quarrel.]

  2. Foe(noun)

    an enemy in war; a hostile army

    Etymology: [OE. fo, fa, AS. fh hostile; prob. akin to E. fiend. 81. See Fiend, and cf. Feud a quarrel.]

  3. Foe(noun)

    one who opposes on principle; an opponent; an adversary; an ill-wisher; as, a foe to religion

    Etymology: [OE. fo, fa, AS. fh hostile; prob. akin to E. fiend. 81. See Fiend, and cf. Feud a quarrel.]

  4. Foe(verb)

    to treat as an enemy

    Etymology: [OE. fo, fa, AS. fh hostile; prob. akin to E. fiend. 81. See Fiend, and cf. Feud a quarrel.]

Freebase

  1. Foe

    Foe is a 1986 novel by South African-born Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee. Woven around the existing plot of Robinson Crusoe, Foe is written from the perspective of Susan Barton, a castaway who landed on the same island inhabited by "Cruso" and Friday as their adventures were already underway. Like Robinson Crusoe, it is a frame story, unfolded as Barton's narrative while in England attempting to convince the writer Daniel Foe to help transform her tale into popular fiction. Focused primarily on themes of language and power, the novel was the subject of criticism in South Africa, where it was regarded as politically irrelevant on its release. Coetzee revisited the composition of Robinson Crusoe in 2003 in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foe

    fō, n. an enemy: one who, or that which, injures or hinders anything: an ill-wisher.—ns. Foe′man, an enemy in war:—pl. Foe′men; Fō′en (Spens.), pl. of foe. [M. E. foo—A.S. fáh, (adj.), allied to the compound n. gefá; cf. féogan, to hate.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. foe

    An enemy in war; a national enemy; a hostile army; an adversary.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foe in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of foe in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The extent to which a person is fake tends, in an equivalent amount, to mistake a foe to be own friend.

  2. Juvenal:

    Luxury is more deadly than any foe.

  3. Damon Cann:

    Its a reminder that it is possible to overstate the influence the church has on politics, the church, while clearly formidable as a political foe, is not invincible.

  4. Rand Paul:

    When a whole section of the world is saying they want to come here and attack us ... we have to be careful, it's hard to tell friend from foe.

  5. Stella Benson:

    Call no man foe, but never love a stranger.

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