Definition of HOSTILES

noun : HOSTILES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles" ;

Adjective : HOSTILES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions" ;

  • 2. (

    ) not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "hostile naval and air forces" ;

  • 3. (

    ) impossible to bring into friendly accord; "hostile factions" ;

  • 4. (

    ) very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes" ;

  • 5. (

    ) unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company (used of attempts to buy or take control of a business); "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"; "hostile bid" ;


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