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foe Explained

foe at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


foe at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. gefa "adversary in deadly feud," from fah "at feud, hostile," from P.Gmc. *fakhaz (cf. O.H.G. fehan "to hate," Goth. faih "deception"), probably from PIE base *peik- "evil-minded, treacherous, hostile" (cf. Skt. pisunah "malicious," picacah "demon;" Gk. pikros "bitter;" Lith. piktas "wicked, angry," pekti "to blame"). Weaker sense of "adversary" is first recorded 1607. ///

FoE at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

the abbreviation of Friends of the Earth//

foe at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] literary [Language: Old English; Origin: fah]// an enemy// --Britain's friends and foes//

FOE at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

Friends of the Earth [International Environmental Organization]

foe at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "foe":
adversary, antagonist, archenemy, assailant, bitter enemy,
combatant, devil, enemy, foeman, muddlement, open enemy, opponent,
opposing party, opposite camp, public enemy, sworn enemy,
the loyal opposition, the opposition

foe at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Enemy): enemy, antagonist, foe, adversary, nemesis, opponent.

foe at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(old-fashioned or formal) an enemy

Foe at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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

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

foe at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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}]
2: a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
[syn: {enemy}] [ant: {ally}]

foe at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » FoE|FOE


Etymology 1

Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » fo|lang=enm 'foe; hostile', from earlier Inter: term » ifo|lang=enm 'foe', from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » gefah|ġefāh 'enemy', from Inter: term » fah|fāh 'hostile', from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » faihaz|lang=gem-pro (cf. Old Frisian Inter: term » fāch|lang=ofs 'punishable', Middle High German Inter: term » gevēch|lang=gmh 'feuder'), from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » peik/k̑-|lang=ine-pro 'to hate, be hostile' (cf. Middle Irish Inter: term » oech|lang=mga 'enemy, fiend', Latin Inter: term » piget|lang=la 'he is annoying', Lithuanian Inter: term » piktas|lang=lt ‘evil’, Albanian Inter: term » pis|lang=sq ‘dirty, scoundrel’).


* Inter: IPA » /fəʊ/, Inter: audio » en-us-foe.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊ
  • Homophones: faux


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Inter: obsolet » e Hostile.
    1. 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, vol. 1 ch. 23:
    2. : he, I say, could passe into Affrike onely with two simple ships or small barkes, to commit himselfe in a strange and foe countrie, to engage his person, under the power of a barbarous King ...


      Inter: en-nou » n

  • An enemy.
    * Inter: sense » enemy adversary, enemy, opponent
    * Inter: sense » enemy ally, friend
    Inter: trans-see » enemy

    Etymology 2

    An acronym of fifty-one ergs


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A unit of energy equal to 1044 joules.


    * EOF

  • Translation: az » foe
    Translation: bs » foe
    Translation: de » foe
    Translation: et » foe
    Translation: es » foe
    Translation: fr » foe
    Translation: ko » foe
    Translation: io » foe
    Translation: kn » foe
    Translation: ku » foe
    Translation: lo » foe
    Translation: li » foe
    Translation: hu » foe
    Translation: mg » foe
    Translation: ml » foe
    Translation: my » foe
    Translation: ja » foe
    Translation: no » foe
    Translation: pl » foe
    Translation: ru » foe
    Translation: fi » foe
    Translation: sv » foe
    Translation: tl » foe
    Translation: ta » foe
    Translation: te » foe
    Translation: vi » foe
    Translation: zh » foe

    FoE at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » foe|FOE


    Inter: initialis » m

  • Friends of the Earth

    Alternative forms

    * FOE

    Inter: initialis » m


  • Fraternal Order of Eagles

    Alternative forms

    * FOE


    * EOF
  • FOE at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » foe|FoE


    Alternative forms

    * FoE

    Inter: initialis » m

  • Friends of the Earth
    1. Fraternal Order of Eagles

  • Forces Of Evil


    * EOF