opponent


1op·po·nent

noun \ə-ˈpō-nənt\

: a person, team, group, etc., that is competing against another in a contest

: a person, group, etc., that is against something (such as an action, law, or system) : someone or something that does not want something to exist, be done, etc.

Full Definition of OPPONENT

1
:  one that takes an opposite position (as in a debate, contest, or conflict)
2
:  a muscle that opposes or counteracts and limits the action of another

Examples of OPPONENT

  1. She is a formidable opponent in the race for senator.
  2. The team's opponents have not lost a game this season.
  3. He knocked out his opponent in the third round.

Origin of OPPONENT

Latin opponent-, opponens, present participle of opponere
First Known Use: 1560

Rhymes with OPPONENT

2opponent

adjective

Definition of OPPONENT

2
:  situated in front

First Known Use of OPPONENT

1647

op·po·nent

noun \ə-ˈpō-nənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPPONENT

: a muscle that opposes or counteracts and limits the action of another

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