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Meaning & Definition of Opponent in English

English

Opponent

/əpoʊnənt/

noun

1. A contestant that you are matched against

    synonym:
  • opposition
  • ,
  • opponent
  • ,
  • opposite

2. Someone who offers opposition

    synonym:
  • adversary
  • ,
  • antagonist
  • ,
  • opponent
  • ,
  • opposer
  • ,
  • resister

adjective

1. Characterized by active hostility

  • "Opponent (or opposing) armies"
    synonym:
  • opponent
  • ,
  • opposing

Examples of using

Tom has acquired a serious opponent - John.
Lincoln welcomed his old political opponent.
He doesn't stand a chance against his opponent.