What does opponent mean?

Definitions for opponent
əˈpoʊ nəntop·po·nent

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opposition, opponent, opposite(noun)

    a contestant that you are matched against

  2. adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister(adj)

    someone who offers opposition

  3. opponent, opposing(adj)

    characterized by active hostility

    "opponent (or opposing) armies"

Wiktionary

  1. opponent(Noun)

    An individual or group who is a rival of another.

    Etymology: from opponere, to oppose

  2. opponent(Noun)

    One who attempts to stop the progression of.

    Etymology: from opponere, to oppose

  3. opponent(Noun)

    One who objects to.

    Etymology: from opponere, to oppose

  4. opponent(Noun)

    In team sports, a player of an opposite team.

    Etymology: from opponere, to oppose

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opponent

    ō-pō′nent, adj. opposing in action, speech, &c.: placed in front.—n. one who opposes.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. opponent

    One who oppones, or opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opponent' in Nouns Frequency: #1360

How to pronounce opponent?

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How to say opponent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opponent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opponent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of opponent in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I think from a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting. It's called opposition research, or even research into your opponent, in the case of Don Jr., Don Jr. listened.

  2. James Anthony Froude:

    Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive.

  3. Robert Lang:

    He’s been the party’s standard bearer in previous instances, he just hasn’t won the general. He’s more dangerous in a primary to the opponent than he is in a general so far, if you said, could Tarkanian beat Heller? Yes. Would Heller be a stronger candidate in the general? Yes.

  4. President Bill Clinton:

    With respect to my opponent, who is a friend of mine, I think I have a broader, more comprehensive set of policies about everything, including taking on Wall Street.

  5. Susan Collins:

    I thought the president made a big mistake by asking China to get involved in investigating a political opponent.

Images & Illustrations of opponent

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