Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Foe"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Foe \Foe\ (f[=o]), n. [OE. fo, fa, AS. f[=a]h hostile; prob.
akin to E. fiend. [root]81. See {Fiend}, and cf. {Feud} a
1. One who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge, or
malice, against another; an enemy.

A man's foes shall be they of his own household.
--Matt. x. 36

2. An enemy in war; a hostile army.

3. One who opposes on principle; an opponent; an adversary;
an ill-wisher; as, a foe to religion.

A foe to received doctrines. --I. Watts

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Foe \Foe\, v. t.
To treat as an enemy. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing
military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his
enemies" [syn: {enemy}, {foeman}, {opposition}, {opponent}]
2: a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
[syn: {enemy}] [ant: {ally}]

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