Enemy Definition

ĕnə-mē
enemies
noun
enemies
A person who hates another, and wishes or tries to injure him; foe.
Webster's New World
A person hostile to an idea, cause, etc.
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A nation or force hostile to another; military or wartime adversary.
Webster's New World
Anything injurious or harmful.
Webster's New World
Troops, fleet, ship, member, etc. of a hostile nation.
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Antonyms:
friendaideassistanthelperallyconfidantebenefactor. See syn. study at opponent.opponentsupporterconfederate
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adjective
Hostile.
Webster's New World
Of an enemy; of a hostile nation.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
inimical

Other Word Forms of Enemy

Noun

Singular:
enemy
Plural:
enemies

Origin of Enemy

  • From Middle English enemy, enemye, enmy, from Old French enemi, anemi (Modern French: ennemi), from Latin inimīcus, from in- (“not”) + amīcus (“friend”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English enemi from Old French from Latin inimīcus in- not in–1 amīcus friend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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