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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.]
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]
(Environmental Science) Friends of the Earth
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]
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|Noun||1.||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"
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"
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] n → ennemi(e) m/f
an enemy. He fought against the foe. vyand عَدو враг inimigo nepřítel der Feind fjende εχθρόςenemigo vaenlane دشمن vihollinen ennemi/-ie אויב दुश्मन neprijatelj, protivnik ellenség musuh óvinur nemico 敵 적 priešas ienaidnieks musuh vijand fiendewróg دښمن، غليم، ميرڅى inimigo duşman враг nepriateľ sovražnik neprijatelj fiende, motståndare, ovän ศัตรู düşman 敵人 ворог دشمن kẻ thù 敌人