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Meaning of ADVERSARY

Pronunciation:  'advur`seree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone who offers opposition

ADVERSARY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister
 See Also: Antichrist, dueler, duelist, dueller, duellist, enemy, foe, foeman, human, individual, Luddite, mortal, opposition, person, somebody, someone, soul, withstander



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ad`ver*sa*ry\, n.; pl. {Adversaries}. [OE.
    adversarie, direct fr. the Latin, and adversaire, fr. OF.
    adversier, aversier, fr. L. adversarius (a.) turned toward,
    (n.) an adversary. See {Adverse}.]
    One who is turned against another or others with a design to
  2. \Ad"ver*sa*ry\, a.
    1. Opposed; opposite; adverse; antagonistic. [Archaic] --Bp.
    2. (Law) Having an opposing party; not unopposed; as, an
       adversary suit.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are harassed by an adversary implies that you will be the subject of some kind of agression directed against you or against your interests. By confronting such adversary, you are showing your readiness to defend yourself and to protect what is your own. If you dream that you are winning the battle, it indicates that you are getting yourself out of harms way.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. satan), an opponent or foe (1 Kings 5:4; 11:14, 23, 25; Luke 13:17); one that speaks against another, a complainant (Matt. 5:25; Luke 12:58); an enemy (Luke 18:3), and specially the devil (1 Pet. 5:8).

Thesaurus Terms
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