What does opponent mean?

Definitions for opponent
əˈpoʊ nəntop·po·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opposition, opponent, oppositenoun

    a contestant that you are matched against

  2. adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resisteradjective

    someone who offers opposition

  3. opponent, opposingadjective

    characterized by active hostility

    "opponent (or opposing) armies"

Wiktionary

  1. opponentnoun

    An individual or group who is a rival of another.

    Etymology: from opponere, to oppose

  2. opponentnoun

    One who attempts to stop the progression of.

    Etymology: from opponere, to oppose

  3. opponentnoun

    One who objects to.

    Etymology: from opponere, to oppose

  4. opponentnoun

    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

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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. Nancy Pelosi:

    There is no requirement that there be a quid pro quo in the conversation, if the president brings up, he wants them to investigate something, his political opponent, that is self-evident that it is not right. We don't ask foreign governments to help us in our elections.

  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    My opponent has literally called ICE' fascist,' yet he refuses to take the stance of abolishing it, which, to me, is morally incomprehensible. Words mean something, and the moment you have identified something as fascist, that with it carries a moral responsibility to abolish it, that's what I'm talking about when we say that norms have been eroded : that we literally have elected officials arguing to basically retain fascist agencies. And that's on the left.

  3. La Russa:

    That's just sportsmanship, respect for the game, respect for your opponent, he made a mistake, so there will be a consequence that he has to endure here within our family. But it won't happen again because (third base coach Joe McEwing) will be on the lookout and I will be too, and we'll go running in front of the pitcher if we have to.

  4. Rick Santorum:

    We're not in an election anymore, and it's not his opponent he's throwing off, i think it's him that he's throwing off.

  5. Spiro Agnew:

    Freedom of speech is useless without freedom of thought. And I fear that the politics of protest is shutting out the process of thought, so necessary to rational discussion. We are faced with the Ten Commandments of Protest:Thou Shalt Not Allow Thy Opponent to Speak. Thou Shalt Not Set Forth a Program of Thine Own. Thou Shalt Not Trust Anybody Over Thirty. Thou Shalt Not Honor Thy Father or Thy Mother. Thou Shalt Not Heed the Lessons of History. Thou Shalt Not Write Anything Longer than a Slogan. Thou Shalt Not Present a Negotiable Demand. Thou Shalt Not Accept Any Establishment Idea. Thou Shalt Not Revere Any but Totalitarian Heroes. Thou Shalt Not Ask Forgiveness for Thy Transgressions, Rather Thou Shalt Demand Amnesty for Them.

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