Enemy

Definition of Enemy

En´e`my
n.1.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.
a.1.Hostile; inimical.
They . . . every day grow more enemy to God.
- Jer. Taylor.

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