Archenemy Arch`en"e*my, n. [Pref. arch- + enemy.] A principal enemy. Specifically, Satan, the grand adversary of mankind. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • archenemy — [ärch′en′ə mē] n. pl. archenemies a chief enemy the archenemy Satan …   English World dictionary

  • archenemy — (n.) also arch enemy, 1540s, from ARCH (Cf. arch ) + ENEMY (Cf. enemy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Archenemy — An archenemy, archfoe, archvillain or archnemesis (sometimes spelled arch enemy, arch foe, arch villain or arch nemesis) is the principal enemy of a character in a work of fiction, often described as the hero s worst enemy (compare ).cite web|url …   Wikipedia

  • archenemy — noun (C) 1 the main enemy: Lex Luthor, Superman s archenemy 2 the archenemy literary the devil …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • archenemy — noun (plural mies) Date: 1550 a principal enemy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • archenemy — /ahrch en euh mee/, n., pl. archenemies. 1. a chief enemy. 2. Satan; the Devil. [1540 50; ARCH 1 + ENEMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Archenemy — noun Satan …   Wiktionary

  • archenemy — noun a principal enemy …   Wiktionary

  • archenemy — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. 1. Satan, the Devil. 2. chief enemy adversary, nemesis, bete noire. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who is hostile to or opposes the purposes or interests of another: enemy, foe, nemesis. See LOVE …   English dictionary for students

  • archenemy — arch|en|e|my [ˌa:tʃˈenımi US ˌa:rtʃ ] n plural archenemies the main enemy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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