a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy: a bitter foe.
a military enemy; hostile army.
a person belonging to a hostile army or nation.
an opponent in a game or contest; adversary: a political foe.
a person who is opposed in feeling, principle, etc., to something: a foe to progress in civil rights.
a thing that is harmful to or destructive of something: Sloth is the foe of health.
Other definitions for F.O.E. (2 of 2)
Fraternal Order of Eagles.
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How to use foe in a sentence
He should also be remembered for being an early and eloquent foe of Nazism.
There has been no greater foe of campaign finance reform than Mitch McConnell over the years.
Pro-bank conservatives face a predictable foe in the anti-corporate left.
There was no high tech foe in Iraq or Afghanistan, and over Libya, the Raptor was not the right jet for the task.First U.S. Stealth Jet Attack on Syria Cost More Than Indian Mission to Mars | Dave Majumdar | September 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia was the most eager to see an attack on Syria, a long-time political foe.
At last, tired of fighting an unseen foe, the men arose to their feet, and with a wild cheer sprang forward.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Be this as it may, his conduct during the campaign justified the suspicion with which he was regarded by friend and foe.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Soult, by every effort of voice and gesture, attempted to force his veterans to face the foe, but in vain.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
As his system is the foe of all artificial methods, it is par excellence the “Natural” System.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
To be sure, I could not see where he could be of much assistance; but we had a common aim and a common foe.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for foe (1 of 2)
formal, or literary another word for enemy
British Dictionary definitions for FoE (2 of 2)
Friends of the Earth
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