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Meaning of FOE

Pronunciation:  fow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
  2. [n]  a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
 

FOE is a 3 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: enemy, foeman, opposition
 
 Antonyms: ally, friend
 
 See Also: adversary, antagonist, besieger, challenger, competition, competitor, contender, mortal enemy, opponent, opposer, resister, rival

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Foe\ (f[=o]), n. [OE. fo, fa, AS. f[=a]h hostile; prob.
    akin to E. fiend. [root]81. See {Fiend}, and cf. {Feud} a
    quarrel.]
    1. One who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge, or
       malice, against another; an enemy.
    
             A man's foes shall be they of his own household.
                                                   --Matt. x. 36
    
    2. An enemy in war; a hostile army.
    
    3. One who opposes on principle; an opponent; an adversary;
       an ill-wisher; as, a foe to religion.
    
             A foe to received doctrines.          --I. Watts
    
    
  2. \Foe\, v. t.
    To treat as an enemy. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adversary, antagonist, archenemy, assailant, bitter enemy, combatant, devil, enemy, foeman, muddlement, open enemy, opponent, opposing party, opposite camp, public enemy, sworn enemy, the loyal opposition, the opposition
 

 

 

 

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