Meaning of “foe” in the English Dictionary

"foe" in British English

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foenoun [ C ]

uk /fəʊ/ us /foʊ/ literary

an enemy:

The two countries have united against their common foe.
They were bitter foes for many years.
Foes of the government will be delighting in its current difficulties.


uk /ˌef.əʊˈiː/ us /ˌef.oʊˈiː/

abbreviation for Friends of the Earth

(Definition of “foe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"foe" in American English

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foenoun [ C ]

us /foʊ/

an enemy, or a competitor:

Foes of the plan were there to voice their concerns.

(Definition of “foe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)