|1.||[ noun ] someone who offers opposition|
|Synonyms:||antagonist adversary resister opposer|
|Related terms:||agonist person enemy dueler Luddite Antichrist withstander oppose resist oppose|
|2.||[ noun ] (sport,games) a contestant that you are matched against|
|Related terms:||contestant pit|
|3.||[ noun ] (military) an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)|
|Synonyms:||foe enemy opposition foeman|
"a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
|Related terms:||adversary besieger enemy military|
|4.||[ adjective ] characterized by active hostility|
"opponent (or opposing) armies"