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ENEMY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enemy mean? 

ENEMY (noun)
  The noun ENEMY has 4 senses:

1. an opposing military force
2. an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
3. any hostile group of people
4. a personal enemy

  Familiarity information: ENEMY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENEMY (noun)


Sense 1enemy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An opposing military force

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the enemy attacked at dawn

Hypernyms ("enemy" is a kind of...):

force; military force; military group; military unit (a unit that is part of some military service)

Meronyms (members of "enemy"):

enemy; foe; foeman; opposition (an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force))


Sense 2enemy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

foe; foeman; enemy; opposition

Context example:

a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies

Hypernyms ("enemy" is a kind of...):

adversary; antagonist; opponent; opposer; resister (someone who offers opposition)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enemy"):

besieger (an enemy who lays siege to your position)

Holonyms ("enemy" is a member of...):

enemy (an opposing military force)


Sense 3enemy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any hostile group of people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

he viewed lawyers as the real enemy

Hypernyms ("enemy" is a kind of...):

people ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively)


Sense 4enemy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A personal enemy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

foe; enemy

Context example:

they had been political foes for years

Hypernyms ("enemy" is a kind of...):

challenger; competition; competitor; contender; rival (the contestant you hope to defeat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enemy"):

mortal enemy (an enemy who wants to kill you)


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