What does opponent mean?

Definitions for opponentəˈpoʊ nənt

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"


  1. opponent(Noun)

    An individual or group who is a rival of another.

  2. opponent(Noun)

    One who attempts to stop the progression of.

  3. opponent(Noun)

    One who objects to.

  4. opponent(Noun)

    In team sports, a player of an opposite team.

  5. Origin: 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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Senator Sanders:

    Clearly I favor her opponent.

  2. John M. Barrie:

    Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    Remember, I did win more than 3 million votes than my opponent.

  4. Chris Christie:

    You can absolutely lay your opponent out without saying a bad word.

  5. Apoorve Dubey:

    It is not your opponent but your weaknesses that hurt you the most.

Images & Illustrations of opponent

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