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Definition of "foe" []

  • A personal enemy. (noun)
  • An enemy in war. (noun)
  • An adversary; an opponent: a foe of tax reform. See Synonyms at enemy. (noun)
  • Something that opposes, injures, or impedes: taxes that were the foe of economic development. (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.

Use "foe" in a sentence
  • "I think I can appeal to friend and foe -- I use the term in a political sense, and I trust I use the word _foe_ in a past sense"
  • "The sword's main foe is a computer now, and the computer is up to to the task."
  • "Your foe is an enemy that will crumble under the weight of the spoils it won yesterday."