What is foe?

  • (noun): An armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force).
    Synonyms: enemy, foeman, opposition
    See also — Additional definitions below


An enemy or foe is a relativist term for an entity, whether an individual or a group, that is seen as forcefully adverse or threatening. The concept of an enemy has been observed to be "basic for both individuals and communities". The term "enemy" serves the social function of designating a particular entity as a threat, thereby invoking an intense emotional response to that entity. The state of being or having an enemy is enmity.

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Harold O. Messerschmidt - Medal of Honor Citation
... to hold against the overwhelming assault of a fanatical foe surging up the hillside ... Virtually surrounded by a frenzied foe and all of his squad now casualties, he elected to fight alone, using his empty submachine gun as a bludgeon against his assailants ... continued furiously to wield his empty gun against the foe in a new attack, and it was thus that he made the supreme sacrifice ...
Spider-Man: Friend Or Foe
... Spider-Man Friend or Foe is a Spider-Man video game based on the comic book series and Spider-Man movies ... Spider-Man Friend or Foe was originally announced via a promotional page on the back of the Spider-Man 3 video game instruction booklet ... According to the company report, Spider-Man Friend or Foe is a unique take on the media franchise ...
A Poison Tree
... I was angry with my foe I told it not, my wrath did grow ... And my foe beheld it shine, And he knew that it was mine ... the pole, In the morning glad I see, My foe outstretched beneath the tree ...
Foe - Treatment of Enemies - Religious Doctrines On The Treatment of Enemies
... The Jewish Encyclopedia also cites passages in the Talmud stating "If a man finds both a friend and an enemy requiring assistance he should assist his enemy first in order to subdue his evil inclination", and "Who is strong? He who converts an enemy into a friend" ... The concept of Ahimsa found in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism also captures this sentiment, requiring kindness and non-violence towards all living things on the basis that they all are connected ...
Conan Collectible Card Game - Deck Composition
... The Draw Deck must contain at least 40 non-foe cards ... The Foe Deck must contain at least 25 foe cards ... No more than 3 copies of any given foe card (or 1 copy of any unique card) are permitted ...

More definitions of "foe":

  • (noun): A personal enemy.
    Synonyms: enemy

Famous quotes containing the word foe:

    The Same, the Same: friend and foe are of one stuff; the ploughman, the plough, and the furrow, are of one stuff; and the stuff is such, and so much, that the variations of form are unimportant.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Forever float that standard sheet!
    Where breathes the foe but falls before us,
    With Freedom’s soil beneath our feet,
    And Freedom’s banner streaming o’er us!
    Joseph Rodman Drake (1795–1820)

    The earth yields up her stores, of every ill
    The instigators; iron, foe to man,
    And gold, than iron deadlier.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)