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.
Other articles related to "enemy":
... commander of the II Corps, ordered the regiment to assault a much larger enemy force (a brigade commanded by Brig ... William Colvill to take the enemy's colors ... in person ordered the eight companies to charge the rapidly advancing enemy ...
... fighter was to protect friendly reconnaissance aircraft and destroy those of the enemy, or at least deny them the freedom of friendly airspace ... This involved achieving air superiority over the battlefield by destroying the enemy's fighters as well ... with hand-drawn diagrams, later with photography, monitor enemy troop movements, and locate enemy artillery batteries so that they could be destroyed with counter-battery fire ...
... UFO Enemy Unknown (marketed as X-COM UFO Defense in North America) is a science fiction strategy video game developed by Mythos Games and MicroProse ... Its European PlayStation release is titled X-COM Enemy Unknown ... successful, acquiring a cult following among strategy fans several publications listed UFO Enemy Unknown as one of top video games ever made, including ...
... Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, Phelps shot down one enemy plane ... of the Coral Sea beginning on 8 May, when the Lexington and the USS Yorktown diverged to avoid enemy attacks, the Phelps stayed with the Yorktown ... the Lexington was seriously damaged, she helped to prevent enemy capture of the carrier by administering the coup de grace and finished her off with two torpedoes ...
... used in the United States and Australia) or enemy force (used in Canada) is a military unit tasked with representing an enemy, usually for training ... To avoid the diplomatic ramifications of naming a real nation as a likely enemy, training scenarios often use fictionalized versions with different names but ... They may wear uniforms which resemble the likely enemy's, or one dissimilar to "friendly forces" ...
Famous quotes containing the word enemy:
“I do not think I could myself, be brought to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion. Leaving the higher matter of eternal consequences, between him and his Maker, I still do not think any man has the right thus to insult the feelings, and injure the morals, of the community in which he may live.”
—Abraham Lincoln (18091865)
“For my enemy is dead, a man divine as myself is dead,
I look where he lies white-faced and still in the
coffinI draw near,
Bend down and touch lightly with my lips the white face in the
—Walt Whitman (18191892)
“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between ones real and ones declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.”
—George Orwell (19031950)