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. adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister(noun)

    someone who offers opposition

  2. opposition, opponent, opposite(noun)

    a contestant that you are matched against

  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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Elissa Slotkin:

    Having the sitting President of the United States, use leverage over a foreign leader to get dirt on an opponent, that very basic idea, I think cut for us, as national security people, just close to the bone.

  2. Samuel Dewey:

    You're going against an opponent who has almost unlimited resources, house Intelligence's a three-dimensional game of chess.

  3. Maria Sharapova:

    I don't expect extremely long rallies against an opponent like that, but sometimes it's not what it takes to win a match, and I think you have to kind of take care of your service games, and I have to serve better than I have been and take care of the return.

  4. Jean Genet:

    We know that their adventures are childish. They themselves are fools. They are ready to kill or be killed over a card-game in which an opponent -- or they themselves -- was cheating. Yet, thanks to such fellows, tragedies are possible.

  5. Mitt Romney:

    When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China's investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated, by all appearances, the president's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling.

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