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
                • His opponent was smaller but faster, and he got pummeled.
                • Doing the opponents an obvious favor, the football coach decided to call off the dogs early after his team was up 56-0.
                • He had no choice but to resign the game and let his opponent become the champion.
              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.
                • The No. 1-rated football team proceeded to blow out its undermanned opponent.
            • 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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