What does opponent mean?

Definitions for opponent
əˈpoʊ nəntop·po·nent

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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. Jamie Johnson:

    Chris Christie has the best organizational staff in the state. They helped Steve King win against former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack in 2012, they helped Gov. Branstad demolish his Democratic opponent in 2014, and so that team is now working for Chris Christie, and they are the most polished and most insightful campaign staffers that I know.

  2. Susan MacManus:

    Do Rick Scott go the traditional route and assume it’s OK to wait until after the August primary ? Versus the sort of new approach – Rick Scott’ve got to brand Rick Scott opponent quickly before Rick Scott get branded to the point of no return, there’s a struggle within the Bill Nelson campaign about that, and also with Florida Democrats themselves.

  3. Manny Pacquiao:

    It was fun, my opponent is a good fighter and boxer. He was strong. ... I think he did his best, and I did my best. I think we made the fans happy tonight because it was a good fight.

  4. Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski:

    That signaled sympathy for the core of Trumps defense teams argument, which is that even if President Trump did condition foreign aid on an investigation of a political opponent, such conduct would not justify the removal of a president by The Senate in an election year. Leaving the chamber, Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski told Fox News, I am going to go reflect on what I have heard, re-read my notes and decide whether I need to hear more.

  5. Andy Murray:

    I think in grand slams you have to try to conserve energy when you can really because the two weeks can be quite draining physically and mentally, if you can get yourself off the court quickly, capitalize if your opponent maybe isn't playing as well, if you're on your game, try to push yourself to keep playing that way. It can pay off toward the end of the tournament.

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