foe

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noun \ ˈfō \

Definition of foe

1 :one who has personal enmity for another
  • Embrace, embrace, my Sons! be foes no more!
  • —Alexander Pope
2 a :an enemy in war
b :adversary, opponent
  • a political foe
3 :one who opposes on principle
  • a foe of needless expenditures
  • a foe of censorship
4 :something prejudicial or injurious

Examples of foe in a Sentence

  1. Many considered him a foe of democracy.

  2. Her ability was acknowledged by friend and foe alike.

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Origin and Etymology of foe

Middle English fo, from Old English fāh, from fāh, adjective, hostile; akin to Old High German gifēh hostile


FOE

abbreviation

Definition of FOE

Fraternal Order of Eagles


FOE Defined for English Language Learners

foe

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Definition of foe for English Language Learners

  • : an enemy


FOE Defined for Kids

foe

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noun \ ˈfō \

Definition of foe for Students

:an enemy of a person or a country


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