The enemy
Enemy En"e*my, n.; pl. {Enemies}. [OF. enemi, F. ennemi, from L. inimicus; in- (negative) + amicus friend. See {Amicable}.] One hostile to another; one who hates, and desires or attempts the injury of, another; a foe; an adversary; as, an enemy of or to a person; an enemy to truth, or to falsehood. [1913 Webster]

To all good he enemy was still. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

I say unto you, Love your enemies. --Matt. v. 44. [1913 Webster]

{The enemy} (Mil.), the hostile force. In this sense it is construed with the verb and pronoun either in the singular or the plural, but more commonly in the singular; as, we have met the enemy and he is ours or they are ours. [1913 Webster]

It was difficult in such a country to track the enemy. It was impossible to drive him to bay. --Macaulay.

Syn: Foe; antagonist; opponent. See {Adversary}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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