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Definitions and Synonyms of enemy | Another word for enemy | What is enemy?

Definition 1: an opposing military force - [noun denoting group]

Samples where enemy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the enemy attacked at dawn

(enemy is a kind of ...) a unit that is part of some military service

"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

(enemy is a member of ...) an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

"a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

Definition 2: any hostile group of people - [noun denoting group]

Samples where enemy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he viewed lawyers as the real enemy

(enemy is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 3: an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where enemy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies

Synonyms for enemy in the sense of this definition

(enemy is a kind of ...) someone who offers opposition

(... is a kind of enemy ) an enemy who lays siege to your position

(... is a member of enemy) an opposing military force

"the enemy attacked at dawn"

(enemy belongs to category ...) 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"

Definition 4: a personal enemy - [noun denoting person]

Samples where enemy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had been political foes for years

Synonyms for enemy in the sense of this definition

(enemy is a kind of ...) the contestant you hope to defeat

"he had respect for his rivals" "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

(... is a kind of enemy ) an enemy who wants to kill you

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