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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Opponent  \Op*po"nent\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  opposes;  an  adversary;  an  antagonist;  a  foe. 
  2.  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 
  How  becomingly  does  Philopolis  exercise  his  office, 
  and  seasonably  commit  the  opponent  with  the 
  respondent,  like  a  long-practiced  moderator!  --Dr. 
  H.  More 
  Syn:  Antagonist;  opposer;  foe.  See  {Adversary}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Opponent  \Op*po"nent\,  a.  [L.  opponens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  opponere  to  set  or  place  against,  to  oppose;  ob  (see  {Ob-})  + 
  ponere  to  place  See  {Position}.] 
  Situated  in  front;  opposite;  hence  opposing;  adverse; 
  antagonistic.  --Pope. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  characterized  by  active  hostility;  "opponent  (or  opposing) 
  armies"  [syn:  {opposing}] 
  n  1:  a  contestant  that  you  are  matched  against  [syn:  {opposition}, 
  2:  an  armed  adversary  (especially  a  member  of  an  opposing 
  military  force);  "a  soldier  must  be  prepared  to  kill  his 
  enemies"  [syn:  {enemy},  {foe},  {foeman},  {opposition}] 
  3:  someone  who  offers  opposition  [syn:  {adversary},  {antagonist}] 

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