En·e·my n.; pl. Enemies 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.
To all good he enemy was still. --Spenser.
I say unto you, Love your enemies. --Matt. v. 44.
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.
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.
En·e·my, a. Hostile; inimical. [Obs.]
They . . . every day grow more enemy to God. --Jer. Taylor.
n 1: an opposing military force; "the enemy attacked at dawn"
2: an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing
military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his
enemies" [syn: foe, foeman, opposition]
3: any hostile group of people; "he viewed lawyers as the real
4: a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
[syn: foe] [ant: ally]