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foe

Noun

1 an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies" [syn: enemy, foeman, opposition]
2 a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years" [syn: enemy] [ant: ally]

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English

Etymology 1

etyl ang fah, gefa, from . Cognates include Old High German fehan and Old Norse feikn.

Pronunciation

  • /fəʊ/
Homophones

Adjective

  1. Hostile.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, vol. 1 ch. 23:
      he, I say, could passe into Affrike onely with two simple ships or small barkes, to commit himselfe in a strange and foe countrie, to engage his person, under the power of a barbarous King [...]

Noun

  1. An enemy.
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Etymology 2

An acronym of fifty-one ergs

Noun

foe
  1. A unit of energy equal to 1044 joules.

Extensive Definition

Foe may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adversary, antagonist, archenemy, assailant, bitter enemy, combatant, devil, enemy, foeman, muddlement, open enemy, opponent, opposing party, opposite camp, public enemy, sworn enemy, the loyal opposition, the opposition
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