Adjective "foe" definition and examples

(Foe may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/fəʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

An enemy or opponent.
  1. 'However, as friends and foes alike have pointed out, Charles cannot claim to be an expert in all of his areas of interest.'
  2. 'Their unprecedented public embrace confirmed the government was closing ranks against a common foe.'
  3. 'Having rejoined the world, the Russians are making good use of former friends and foes.'
  4. 'He populates his play with friends, foes, characters and incidents from Maclean's life and times.'
  5. 'The next few months will find us regaled by friends and foes at work and play, in print and on screen.'
  6. 'He has been warned by friends as well as foes against overstaying, at the mercy of events beyond his control.'
  7. 'Friends and foes alike live in awe of his intellect and in fear of his directness.'
  8. 'The AI levels are high, even on the easier settings, and the enemies make for tenacious foes.'
  9. 'Not to detract from the Zelda experience were the enemies and foes along the way.'
  10. 'We must present our case in such a way that we make our foes our friends and not make friends our foes.'

Friends of the Earth.

    More definitions

    1. a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy: a bitter foe.

    2. a military enemy; hostile army.

    3. a person belonging to a hostile army or nation.

    4. an opponent in a game or contest; adversary: a political foe.

    5. a person who is opposed in feeling, principle, etc., to something: a foe to progress in civil rights.

    6. a thing that is harmful to or destructive of something: Sloth is the foe of health.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "friends can be foe."

    Origin

    Old English fāh ‘hostile’ and gefā ‘enemy’, of West Germanic origin; related to feud.