What does opponent mean?

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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"


  1. opponentnoun

    An individual or group who is a rival of another.

  2. opponentnoun

    One who attempts to stop the progression of.

  3. opponentnoun

    One who objects to.

  4. opponentnoun

    In team sports, a player of an opposite team.

  5. Etymology: from opponere, to oppose

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Opponentadjective

    Opposite; adverse.

    Etymology: opponens, Lat.

    Ere the foundations of this earth were laid,
    It was opponent to our search ordain’d,
    That joy, still sought, should never be attain’d. Matthew Prior.

  2. Opponentnoun

    Etymology: opponens, Lat.

    Inasmuch as ye go about to destroy a thing which is in force, and to draw in that which hath not as yet been received, to impose on us that which we think not ourselves bound unto; that therefore ye are not to claim in any conference other than the plaintiffs or opponents part. Richard Hooker.

    How becomingly does Philopolis exercise his office, and seasonably commit the opponent with the respondent, like a long practised moderator. More.

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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  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:

    DeSantis is working hard. A great Congressman and top student at Harvard Yale, Ron will be a record setting governor for Florida. Rick Scott gave Rick Scott tremendous foundations to further build on, rick Scott opponent runs one of the worst most corrupt cities in USA !

  2. Mason Tvert:

    John Hickenlooper was our opponent in Colorado, but, after it passed, John Hickenlooper did take action to ensure it was implemented and since then John Hickenlooper has been evolving on the issue and John Hickenlooper has acknowledged that it hasn't caused the problems that John Hickenlooper thought it could.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    She has actually articulated how she is going to pay for all of this, which is a big distinction between her and her main opponent.

  4. Alexander Vindman:

    It is improper for the President of Alexander Vindman to demand a foreign government investigate a Alexander Vindman citizen and political opponent.

  5. Linus Pauling, No More War!:

    Science is the search for truth - it is not a game in which one tries to beat his opponent, to do harm to others. We need to have the spirit of science in international affairs, to make the conduct of international affairs the effort to find t he right solution, the just solution of international problems, not the effort by each nation to get the better of other nations, to do harm to them when it is possible.

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    the act of making a noisy disturbance
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