foe

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noun \ˈfō\

Definition of foe

  1. 1 :  one who has personal enmity for another <Embrace, embrace, my Sons! be foes no more! — Alexander Pope>

  2. 2a :  an enemy in warb :  adversary, opponent <a political foe>

  3. 3 :  one who opposes on principle <a foe of needless expenditures> <a foe of censorship>

  4. 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.

Origin and Etymology 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

  1. Fraternal Order of Eagles



FOE Defined for English Language Learners

foe

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noun \ˈfō\

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

  1. :  an enemy of a person or a country



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