Adversary is defined as anything related to a person, place, or thing where conflict is involved.
An example of an adversary relationship is a couple who fight all the time.
The definition of an adversary is a person who fights against something or someone, or is a person who is considered to be a competitor or enemy.
For the character of Batman, the Joker is an example of an adversary.
A pair of young adversaries.
adversary definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. adversaries
a person who opposes or fights against another; opponent; enemy
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French adversarie ; from Classical Latin adversarius ; from adversus, adverse
of or characterized by opposing parties, as the plaintiff and defendant in a lawsuit
adversary definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
noun pl. ad·ver·sar·ies
- An opponent; an enemy.
- Adversary The Devil; Satan. Often used with the.
Origin: Middle English adversarie, from Latin adversārius, enemy, from adversus, against; see adverse.
adversary - Business Definition
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Business Terms Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An opponent. For example, two firms manufacturing the same type of product are likely to be adversaries in that they have the same pool of potential customers.
adversary - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An opponent, especially an
opposing attorney or party in an action.
adversary - Phrases/Idioms