- a person who hates another, and wishes or tries to injure him; foe
- a nation or force hostile to another; military or wartime adversary
- troops, fleet, ship, member, etc. of a hostile nation
- a person hostile to an idea, cause, etc.
- anything injurious or harmful
Origin of enemyMiddle English and Old French enemi from Classical Latin inimicus, unfriendly, enemy from in-, not + amicus, friend: see amiable
- Obs. hostile
- of an enemy; of a hostile nation