from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A foe in battle; an enemy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An enemy; a foe in battle; an armed or unarmed adversary; a demon
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An enemy in war.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An active enemy; one who is in open enmity with or engaged in hostilities against another or others.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
From Middle English foman ("an enemy, devil, demon"), from Old English fāhman ("enemy"), equivalent to foe + man. (Wiktionary)