What does hostile mean?

Definitions for hostile
ˈhɒs tl; esp. Brit. -taɪlhos·tile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostile(adj)

    troops belonging to the enemy's military forces

    "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"

  2. hostile(adj)

    characterized by enmity or ill will

    "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"

  3. hostile(adj)

    not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally

    "hostile naval and air forces"

  4. hostile(adj)

    impossible to bring into friendly accord

    "hostile factions"

  5. hostile, uncongenial, unfriendly(adj)

    very unfavorable to life or growth

    "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"

  6. hostile(adj)

    unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)

    "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"; "hostile bid"

Wiktionary

  1. hostile(Noun)

    An enemy, especially an American Indian in arms against the whites.

  2. hostile(Adjective)

    Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hostile(adj)

    belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly; as, a hostile force; hostile intentions; a hostile country; hostile to a sudden change

  2. Hostile(noun)

    an enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hostile

    hos′til, adj. belonging to an enemy: showing enmity: warlike: adverse.—adv. Hos′tilely.—n. Hostil′ity, enmity:—pl. Hostil′ities, acts of warfare. [L. hostilishostis.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. hostile

    In combat and combat support operations, an identity applied to a track declared to belong to any opposing nation, party, group, or entity, which by virtue of its behavior or information collected on it such as characteristics, origin, or nationality contributes to the threat to friendly forces. See also neutral; suspect; unknown.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hostile

    Belonging to an enemy; appropriate to an enemy; showing ill-will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or a hostile people; inimical; unfriendly; as, a hostile force, hostile country, etc.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hostile' in Adjectives Frequency: #716

Anagrams for hostile »

  1. holiest

  2. eoliths

How to pronounce hostile?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say hostile in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hostile in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hostile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hostile in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    Such a hostile media. It's so sad.

  2. Joy Behar:

    I was one of their more hostile receptionists.

  3. Kevin Downing:

    It was hostile and it was totally unnecessary.

  4. Joy Buolamwini:

    I didnt know their reaction would be quite so hostile.

  5. Gary Johnson:

    Is some places, you could have a pretty hostile environment.

Images & Illustrations of hostile

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