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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.
He had a wild hate for the relentless foe. 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.
Many, chief of men, are the foe! Many the heroes of the sea-born Swaran!'
Thy fears have increased the foe. It is Fingal King of deserts who comes with aid to green Erin of streams.'
It is the dead-leaf butterfly's good to tell a foe a falsehood.
But perhaps The way seems difficult and steep to scale With upright wing against a higher foe. Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench Of that forgetful Lake benumme not still, That in our proper motion we ascend Up to our native seat: descent and fall To us is adverse.
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. They slay and are slain, but the men of Zwide are many and brave, and the battle turns against us.
The ball fired by Porthos's foe went through the throat of his horse, which fell, groaning.
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!
Surprised, leader-less, attacked in front by invisible foes, and finding egress cut off by the Convicts behind them, they at once -- after their manner -- lost all presence of mind, and raised the cry of "treachery".