• WordNet 3.6
    • n foeman an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force) "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Foeman An enemy in war. "And the stern joy which warriors feel
      In foemen worthy of their steel."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foeman An active enemy; one who is in open enmity with or engaged in hostilities against another or others.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Foeman an enemy in war:—pl. Foe′men
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. fāhman,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. foo—A.S. fáh, (adj.), allied to the compound n. gefá; cf. féogan, to hate.


In literature:

But, with the maiden there, he could think of naught until he had rendered her up safely to her father, foeman though he might be.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
I, says the Roman; I'm rid of my foeman, I'm all right now.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
Try it, and save your running powers for an uglier foeman some other day!
"Reginald Cruden" by Talbot Baines Reed
Cross the Channel and behold his whilom hereditary foeman, but now firm ally, the Frenchman!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
Here was a foeman worthy of any man's steel.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
He could, and did fire a drum into the fleeing foeman, but none of the shots took effect.
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
To devour a foeman's heart is held by them to be an exquisite vengeance.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
With maddened fury Bill crashed his butt down on the foeman's skull.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
Then if he looses, we loose, for this is a foeman.
"The Sundering Flood" by William Morris
I dread my brother's anger, when he hears Our foeman asks me for a wife.
"Indian Legends of Minnesota" by Various
He found no vessel that he could make a prize of, nor any foeman worthy of his steel.
"As We Sweep Through The Deep" by Gordon Stables
I seed him myse'f with my own eyes, in a hideout thar below Foeman's Bluff, not more'n a hour ago.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
Leader against leader, brother against brother, foeman with foeman, shall I take my stand.
"Prometheus Bound and Seven Against Thebes" by Aeschylus
Around his lifeless foeman the arms of each are pressed, And the head of one is pillowed upon the other's breast.
"How the Flag Became Old Glory" by Emma Look Scott
But, all the same, I knew he didn't regard me as a foeman worthy of his steel.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
The terror, which their dread foeman had oft inspired within them, was now being retaliated in the mockery of his mutilated remains!
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Each side realized that the battle was for blood, and that it had in the other a worthy foeman.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
He then, a foeman, added praise to swell the Teucrian fame, And oft was glad to deem himself of ancient Teucer's line.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
His back offers no mark to a puny foeman.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
The next conflict was with a foeman well worthy of his steel.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan

In poetry:

And the knife, well sharpened,
That, with slashes three,
Scalp and skin from foeman's head
Tore off skilfully.
"Nadowessian Death-Lament" by Friedrich von Schiller
It was Langben the lofty Jutt,
Who had thought his foeman to slay,
But the blow fell short of Vidrik;
For the good horse bore him away.
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow
I do not ask that thou shalt front the fray,
And drive the warring foeman from my sight;
I only ask, O Lord, by night, by day,
Strength for the fight!
"The Warrior's Prayer" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
"Howard?" His foeman kneels by his side,
And raises his head to his knee--
Oh, God! that brothers should part in youth,
And thus should their meeting be.
"Eighteen Sixty-Two" by Marietta Holley
'No dower shall be given (the brother replied)
With a maiden of beauty so rare,
Nor yet shall my father my birthright divide,
Our lands with a foeman to share.'
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
I am the monarch of the Sea,
The ruler of the Queen's Navee,--
When at anchor here I ride,
My bosom swells with pride,
And I snap my fingers at a foeman's taunts.
"Fragments" by Louisa May Alcott

In news:

California guard Allen Crabbe (23) shoots over Denver forward Blake Foeman (14) and Royce O'Neale (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov 16, 2012, in Denver.
Foeman has never been charged with taking bribes.