Definition of Opponent

1. Noun. A contestant that you are matched against.

Exact synonyms: Opposite, Opposition
Generic synonyms: Contestant
Derivative terms: Oppose



2. Adjective. Characterized by active hostility. "Opponent (or opposing) armies"
Exact synonyms: Opposing
Similar to: Hostile
Derivative terms: Oppose, Oppose, Oppose, Oppose, Oppose

3. Noun. Someone who offers opposition.

Definition of Opponent

1. a. Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic.

2. n. One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe.

Definition of Opponent

1. Noun. An individual or group who is a rival of another. ¹

2. Noun. One who attempts to stop the progression of. ¹

3. Noun. One who objects to. ¹

4. Noun. In team sports, a player of an opposite team. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Opponent

1. one that opposes another [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opponent

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oppilated
oppilates
oppilating
oppilation
oppilations
oppilative
opping
oppletion
oppo
opponencies
opponency
opponens
opponens digiti minimi
opponens pollicis
opponent (current term)
opponent colour
opponents
opportune
opportunely
opportuneness
opportunenesses
opportunism
opportunisms
opportunist
opportunistic
opportunistic infection
opportunistic infections
opportunistic pathogen
opportunistically

Literary usage of Opponent

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The only opponent of his dynastic schemes now to be dreaded was Wenceslaus II of Bohemia; but the Przemysl line soon died out, and Albert at once claimed ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"As a result of the election, as shown by the consolidated returns, It appears that plaintiff received 555 votes and his opponent Harrison, received 547 ..."

3. A Pocket Code of the Rules of Evidence in Trials at Law by John Henry Wigmore (1910)
"Same: (2) Detention by opponent. The produc- 764 tion of the original is dispensed with where the party is unable to produce it because it is detained by ..."

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