Definition of foe :
1. An enemy in war; a hostile army.
2. One who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge, or malice, against another; an enemy.
3. One who opposes on principle; an opponent; an adversary; an ill- wisher; as, a foe to religion.
4. To treat as an enemy.
combatant (part of speech: noun)
brawler, gladiator, fighter, man-at-arms, duelist, rival, competitor, mercenary, jouster, pugilist, struggler, combatant, tough, rioter, adversary, opponent, bruiser, warrior, quarreler, bully, battler, antagonist, soldier, swordsman, militant, thug, contestant, assailant, enemy
opponent (part of speech: noun)
enemy (part of speech: noun)
- Indeed, there was scarcely anything to be seen of the foe that thus far had been not only seen but felt. - "His Sombre Rivals", E. P. Roe.
- Men considered the sun, for example, only as a very useful thing which brought them light with which they could see their foe, and the moon as a mysterious object sent to make the night a little less dark. - "Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World", James Cowan.
- We confess, with regret, that Protestantism, although she admits the right of private judgment, has proved a foe to civil and religious liberty, But unlike Catholicism, she has made concessions; reluctantly, indeed, but still she has made them. - "Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues", John Alberger.