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opponent

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noun op·po·nent \ə-ˈpō-nənt\

Definition of opponent

  1. 1 :  one that takes an opposite position (as in a debate, contest, or conflict) <She is a formidable opponent in the race for senator.> <opponents of the war>

  2. 2 :  a muscle that opposes or counteracts and limits the action of another

Examples of opponent in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of opponent

Latin opponent-, opponens, present participle of opponere


First Known Use: 1553


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opponent

adjective op·po·nent

Definition of opponent

  1. 1 :  antagonistic, opposing

  2. 2 :  situated in front

Origin and Etymology of opponent

see 1opponent


First Known Use: 1647


OPPONENT Defined for English Language Learners

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opponent

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noun op·po·nent \ə-ˈpō-nənt\

Definition of opponent for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


OPPONENT Defined for Kids

opponent

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noun op·po·nent \ə-ˈpō-nənt\

Definition of opponent for Students

  1. :  a person or thing that takes an opposite position in a contest, fight, or controversy


Medical Dictionary

opponent

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noun op·po·nent \ə-ˈpō-nənt\

Medical Definition of opponent

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



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