archenemy

[ahrch-en-uh-mee]
noun, plural archenemies.
1.
a chief enemy.
2.
Satan; the Devil.

Origin:
1540–50; arch-1 + enemy

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To archenemy
Collins
World English Dictionary
archenemy (ˈɑːtʃˈɛnɪmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
1.  a chief enemy
2.  (often capital) the archenemy the devil

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

archenemy
1540s, from arch (adj.) + enemy.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Although water may be the life-giving liquid of our planet, it has long been recognized as the archenemy of our roads.
His uncle became his archenemy, thwarting his advancement whenever possible.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature