opponent


opponent

noun

  1. a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.

adjective

  1. being opposite, as in position.
  2. opposing; adverse; antagonistic.
  3. Anatomy. bringing parts together or into opposition, as a muscle.

noun

  1. a person who opposes another in a contest, battle, etc
  2. anatomy an opponent muscle

adjective

  1. opposite, as in position
  2. anatomy (of a muscle) bringing two parts into opposition
  3. opposing; contrary

n.1580s, from Latin opponentem (nominative opponens), present participle of opponere “oppose, object to,” literally “set against, set opposite,” from ob “against” (see ob-) + ponere “to put, set, place” (see position).

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