foe


foe

noun \ˈfō\

: an enemy

Full Definition of FOE

1
:  one who has personal enmity for another
2
a :  an enemy in war
b :  adversary, opponent
3
:  one who opposes on principle <a foe of needless expenditures>
4
:  something prejudicial or injurious

Examples of FOE

  1. Many considered him a foe of democracy.
  2. Her ability was acknowledged by friend and foe alike.

Origin of FOE

Middle English fo, from Old English fāh, from fāh, adjective, hostile; akin to Old High German gifēh hostile
First Known Use: before 12th century

FOE

abbreviation

Definition of FOE

Fraternal Order of Eagles

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