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enemy

EN[ˈɛnəmi]
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  • Enemy or foe is an individual or a group that is seen as forcefully adverse or threatening. The concept of an enemy has been observed to be "basic for both individuals and communities".
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    Definition of enemy in English Dictionary

  • NounPLenemies
    1. Someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else.
      1. He made a lot of enemies after reducing the working hours in his department.
      2. Crush the enemy!
    2. A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.
      1. rally together against a common enemy.
    3. An alliance of such forces.
      1. Something harmful or threatening to another.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore enemySUPmost enemy
        1. of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • As things turned out, all the enemy missiles were destroyed in flight -- two were hit very early after launch by an airborne laser system -- and a Sophie's choice was averted."
            • We had to blow up the bridge before the enemy army arrived.
            • The standard-bearer in battle is in the center of the front line so the following troops know where to go; unfortunately, it also shows the enemy where to shoot.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Pull the pin out of the grenade before throwing it at the enemy.
            • His tactfulness allowed him to be honest without making enemies.
            • The soldiers held their rifles at the ready and listened for the enemy.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. en enemye
            2. en enemyes
            3. en enemyhood
            4. en enemylike
            5. en enemyship
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of enemy for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "enemy" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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