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Meaning of ENEMY

Pronunciation:  'enumee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any hostile group of people; "he viewed lawyers as the real enemy"
  2. [n]  an opposing military force; "the enemy attacked at dawn"
  3. [n]  an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
  4. [n]  a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"

ENEMY is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: foe, foeman, opposition
 Antonyms: ally, friend
 See Also: adversary, antagonist, besieger, challenger, competition, competitor, contender, enemy, enemy, foe, foeman, force, military force, military group, military unit, mortal enemy, opponent, opposer, opposition, people, resister, rival



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En"e*my\, n.; pl. {Enemies}. [OF. enemi, F. ennemi, from
    L. inimicus; in- (negative) + amicus friend. See {Amicable}.]
    One hostile to another; one who hates, and desires or
    attempts the injury of, another; a foe; an adversary; as, an
    enemy of or to a person; an enemy to truth, or to falsehood.
          To all good he enemy was still.          --Spenser.
          I say unto you, Love your enemies.       --Matt. v. 44.
    {The enemy} (Mil.), the hostile force. In this sense it is
       construed with the verb and pronoun either in the singular
       or the plural, but more commonly in the singular; as, we
       have met the enemy and he is ours or they are ours.
             It was difficult in such a country to track the
             enemy. It was impossible to drive him to bay.
    Syn: Foe; antagonist; opponent. See {Adversary}.
  2. \En"e*my\, a.
    Hostile; inimical. [Obs.]
          They . . . every day grow more enemy to God. --Jer.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your enemy in your dream, represents opposing ideas and contradictory attitudes. It also indicates something that you are in denial about or someone whom you are rejecting. Enemies may also represent the enemies within and your inner conflict with yourself. Dreaming that you are dealing with the enemies, represents a resolution to some inner conflict or waking life problem.
Thesaurus Terms
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