Definition of foe
- Embrace, embrace, my Sons! be foes no more!
- —Alexander Pope
- a foe of needless expenditures
- a foe of censorship
Many considered him a foe of democracy.
Her ability was acknowledged by friend and foe alike.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: an enemy
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