Foe vs. Joule



(obsolete) Hostile.


In the International System of Units, the derived unit of energy, work and heat; the work required to exert a force of one newton for a distance of one metre. Also equal to the energy of one watt of power for a duration of one second. Symbol: J


An enemy.


A unit of work which is equal to 107 ergs (the unit of work in the C. G. S. system of units), and is equivalent to one watt-second, the energy expended in one second by an electric current of one ampere in a resistance of one ohm; also called the absolute joule. It is abbreviated J or j. The international joule is slightly larger, being 1.000167 times the absolute joule. The absolute joule is approximately equal to 0.737562 foot pounds, 0.239006 gram-calories (small calories), and 3.72506 x 10-7 horsepower-hours, and 0.000948451 B.t.u.


A unit of energy equal to 1044 joules.


a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second


One who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge, or malice, against another; an enemy.

‘A man's foes shall be they of his own household.’;


English physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics (1818-1889)


An enemy in war; a hostile army.


The joule ( jowl, jool; symbol: J) is a derived unit of energy in the International System of Units. It is equal to the energy transferred to (or work done on) an object when a force of one newton acts on that object in the direction of the force's motion through a distance of one metre (1 newton-metre or N⋅m).


One who opposes on principle; an opponent; an adversary; an ill-wisher; as, a foe to religion.

‘A foe to received doctrines.’;


To treat as an enemy.


an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force);

‘a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies’;


a personal enemy;

‘they had been political foes for years’;


an enemy or opponent

‘his work was praised by friends and foes alike’;

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