Definition of Friend

1. Noun. A person you know well and regard with affection and trust. "He was my best friend at the university"

2. Noun. An associate who provides cooperation or assistance. "He's a good ally in fight"
Exact synonyms: Ally
Generic synonyms: Associate
Specialized synonyms: Blood Brother
Derivative terms: Ally
Antonyms: Foe

3. Noun. A person with whom you are acquainted. "We are friends of the family"

4. Noun. A person who backs a politician or a team etc.. "They are friends of the library"

5. Noun. A member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers).
Exact synonyms: Quaker
Group relationships: Quakers, Religious Society Of Friends, Society Of Friends
Generic synonyms: Christian
Specialized synonyms: Penn, William Penn

Definition of Friend

1. n. One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society and welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.

2. v. t. To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.

Definition of Friend

1. Noun. A Quaker; a member of the Society of Friends. ¹

2. Noun. ''(rock-climbing)'' Brand name of a spring-loaded camming device now manufactured by Wild Country. Now used (often without initial capital) to refer to any such device. ¹

3. Noun. A person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection. ¹

4. Noun. A boyfriend or girlfriend. ¹

5. Noun. An associate who provides assistance. ¹

6. Noun. A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted ¹

7. Noun. A person who backs or supports something. ¹

8. Noun. (informal) An object or idea that can be used for good. ¹

9. Noun. (colloquial ironic used only in the vocative) Used as a form of address when warning someone. ¹

10. Noun. (computing programming) In object-oriented programming, a function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class. ¹

11. Verb. (obsolete) To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help. ¹

12. Verb. To add a person to a list of friends on one's social networking site; to officially designate (someone) as a friend. ¹

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Definition of Friend

1. to enter into a warm association with [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Friend

Friedreich's sign
Friedrich Anton Mesmer
Friedrich August Kekule
Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz
Friedrich August Wolf
Friedrich August von Hayek
Friedrich Engels
Friedrich Froebel
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
Friedrich Hebbel
Friedrich Krupp
Friedrich Max Muller
Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friend disease
Friend helper virus
Friend leukaemia virus
Friend murine erythroleukaemia cell
Friend murine leukaemia virus
Friend spleen focus forming virus
Friendly Islands

Literary usage of Friend

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"Shall we, then, simply say that the latter should 5 regard the former as no more a stranger than if he had never been his friend ? Perhaps we may go further ..."

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