Definition of "opponent" []

  • One that opposes another or others in a battle, contest, controversy, or debate. See Synonyms at enemy. (noun)
  • Acting against an antagonist or opposing force: opponent armies. (adjective)
  • Located in front. (adjective)
  • A person who opposes another in a contest, battle, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An opponent muscle (noun)
  • Opposite, as in position (adjective)
  • (of a muscle) bringing two parts into opposition (adjective)
  • Opposing; contrary (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "opponent" in a sentence
  • "Her main opponent is Jose Serra of the Brazilian Social Democratic party."
  • "Also, whatever forces create the conditions that allow Kohlhammer to be nominated as a candidate of any party - new or old - will also operate to require that his main opponent is also an Uptimer."
  • "As a team we have tried to stay focused over this break, but I think that will be a little bit easier when we know who our opponent is actually going to be and who we will be focusing on."