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foe

 (fō)
n.
1.
a. A personal enemy or opponent.
b. One who is opposed to an idea or cause: a foe of tax reform.
2. An enemy in war.
3. Something that is destructive or injurious: taxes that were the foe of economic development.

[Middle English fo, from Old English gefā, from fāh, hostile.]

foe

(fəʊ)
n
formal or literary another word for enemy
[Old English fāh hostile; related to Old High German fēhan to hate, Old Norse feikn dreadful; see feud1]

FoE

or

FOE

abbreviation for
(Environmental Science) Friends of the Earth

foe

(foʊ)

n.
1. a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy: a bitter foe.
2. a military enemy.
3. an opponent in a game or contest; adversary: a political foe.
4. a person who is opposed in feeling, principle, etc., to something: a foe to progress.
5. a thing that is harmful to or destructive of something.
[before 900; Middle English foo, Old English fāh hostile, gefāh enemy; c. Old High German gafēh at war. compare feud1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foe - an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)foe - an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
enemy - an opposing military force; "the enemy attacked at dawn"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
adversary, antagonist, opposer, resister, opponent - someone who offers opposition
besieger - an enemy who lays siege to your position
2.foe - a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
mortal enemy - an enemy who wants to kill you
challenger, competitor, contender, rival, competition - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
ally, friend - an associate who provides cooperation or assistance; "he's a good ally in fight"

foe

noun enemy, rival, opponent, adversary, antagonist, foeman (archaic) support any friend, oppose any foe
friend, partner, ally, companion, comrade, confederate, main man (slang, chiefly U.S.), cobber (Austral. or old-fashioned N.Z. informal)

foe

noun
One who is hostile to or opposes the purposes or interests of another:
Translations
عَدو
nepřítel
fjende
vaenlane
vihollinen
ellenség
óvinur
ienaidnieks
nepriateľ

foe

[fəʊ] N (poet) → enemigo m

FOE

[ˌɛfəʊˈiː] n abbr
(=Friends of the Earth) → AT mpl (=Amis de la Terre)
(US) (=Fraternal Order of Eagles) organisation charitable

foe

[ˈfəʊ] nennemi(e) m/f

foe

n (liter)Feind(in) m(f), → Widersacher(in) m(f) (geh)

FOE

[ˌɛfəʊˈiː] n abbr
a. =Friends of the EarthLega Ambiente
b. (Am) =Fraternal Order of Eagles organizzazione filantropica

foe

[fəʊ] n (liter) → nemico/a

foe

(fəu) noun
an enemy. He fought against the foe.
References in classic literature ?
There was a maddening quality in this seeming resolution of the foe to give him no rest, to give him no time to sit down and think.
Yester- day, when he had imagined the universe to be against him, he had hated it, little gods and big gods; to-day he hated the army of the foe with the same great hatred.
But Cathullin himself was eager to fight, so forward they marched to meet the foe.
Friend and foe are wrapped in the dimness of twilight.
It is the dead-leaf butterfly's good to tell a foe a falsehood.
Who but felt of late When the fierce Foe hung on our brok'n Rear Insulting, and pursu'd us through the Deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We sunk thus low?
and who knows, Let this be good, whether our angry Foe Can give it, or will ever?
Instead of any longer throwing away the precious moments, in fruitless endeavours to induce his foe to cross the stream, the young partisan of the Pawnees led his troops, at a swift gallop, along its margin, in quest of some favourable spot, where by a sudden push he might throw his own band without loss to the opposite shore.
Now the horns of our host close upon the flanks of the foe.
As for Porthos, he assaulted the foe with such violence that, although his sword was thrust aside, the enemy was thrown off his horse and fell about ten steps from it.
A very old Mouse, who had escaped many a trap and snare, observed from a safe distance the trick of his crafty foe and said, "Ah
Every Isosceles now saw and felt a foe in every other.