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Opponent meaning

opponent - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic.
  2. 2. One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe.
  3. 3. One who opposes in a disputation, argument, or other verbal controversy; specifically, one who attacks some theirs or proposition, in distinction from the respondent, or defendant, who maintains it.
  4. 4. An opposer; antagonist.

opponent - examples of usage

  1. They began to grow blindly angry at their opponent. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. And in all England there was no more vigorous opponent of tobacco than the king himself. - "The Virginia Company Of London, 1606-1624", Wesley Frank Craven.
  3. His opponent, a very strong man, rushed at him like a bull- dog. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
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