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enemy meaning

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
            • We have not merely an abundance, but a superabundance of enemies at this time; they will need to stand in line to disagree with us.
            • Six men and two women would make but a poor job, in defending such a place as this, should the enemy invade us, as no doubt, Frenchman-like, they would take very good care to come strong-handed."
            • Lucretius was the Xenophanes of Roman culture, a great theorist (visionary), an ardent disciple of Universal Nature, an enemy of all superstition, false gods, and false fear of death, [ …]
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The soldiers held their rifles at the ready and listened for the enemy.
            • The criminal gang carried out razor slashings on their enemies.
            • I know where I stand as far as he's concerned: I'm 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

            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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