opponent meaning


    Definition of opponent in English Dictionary

  • NounPLopponentsSUF-ent
    1. An individual or group who is a rival of another.
      1. One who attempts to stop the progression of.
        1. One who objects to.
          1. In team sports, a player of an opposite team.
          2. AdjectiveCOMmore opponentSUPmost opponent
            1. Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • They expect their opponents to stand their ground on the issue.
                • The old-school coach felt that his team's weak opponent had no business playing his strong team, so he decided to run up the score.
                • Huge credit must go to Championship strugglers Ipswich, who were well organised and kept their Premier League opponents at bay for 151 minutes in the tie, including more than an hour at the Emirates.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Big Joe clocks in at 384 pounds, far outweighing his opponent.
                • The Conservative Party’s vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents.
                • His electoral "campaign" to date has included attempts to trump up criminal charges against his opponents.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
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                Meaning of opponent for the defined word.

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