The enemy, the hostile force. In this sense it is construed with the verb and pronoun either in the singular or the plural, but more commonly in the singular; as, we have met the enemy and he is ours or they are ours.
Synonym: Foe, antagonist, opponent. See Adversary.
Origin: OF. Enemi, f. Ennemi, from L. Inimicus; in- (negative) _ amicus friend. See Amicable.