Definition of Friendly

1. Noun. Troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces. "Friendlies came to their rescue"

2. Adjective. Characteristic of or befitting a friend. "A friendly host and hostess"

3. Adjective. Inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile. "An amicable agreement"
Exact synonyms: Favorable, Well-disposed
Similar to: Amicable
Derivative terms: Friendliness

4. Adjective. Easy to understand or use. "A reader-friendly novel"
Language type: Combining Form
Antonyms: Unfriendly

5. Adjective. Of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally. "He was accidentally killed by friendly fire"
Antonyms: Hostile

Definition of Friendly

1. a. Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable.

2. adv. In the manner of friends; amicably; like friends.

3. n. A friendly person; -- usually applied to natives friendly to foreign settlers or invaders.

Definition of Friendly

1. Adjective. Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character. ¹

2. Adjective. Inviting, characteristic of friendliness. ¹

3. Adjective. Having an easy relationship with something, as in user-friendly etc. ¹

4. Adjective. Without any hostility, as in friendly competition. ¹

5. Adjective. (military) Of or pertaining to friendlies (''friendly'' noun sense 2, below). Also applied to other bipolar confrontations, such as team sports ¹

6. Adjective. (number theory) Being or relating to two or more natural numbers with a common abundancy. ¹

7. Adverb. (rare) In a friendly manner, like a friend. ¹

8. Noun. (sports) A game which is of no consequence in terms of ranking, betting etc. ¹

9. Noun. Person or entity on the same side of a conflict. ¹

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Definition of Friendly

1. inclined to approve, help, or support [adj -LIER, -LIEST] / one who is friendly [n -LIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Friendly

friendly (current term)
friendly URL
friendly URLs
friendly amendment
friendly amendments
friendly fire
friendly match
friendly matches
friendly relationship
friendly suit
friendly suits
friendly takeover
friends list

Literary usage of Friendly

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1. The Contemporary Review (1873)
"I must next say that in attempting thus to speak on Gilds and friendly ... For whilst there is not, I think, a modern friendly Society which could not have ..."

2. Index to Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Mary Huse Eastman (1915)
"Brown, AF Book of saints and friendly beasts. St. Francis and the Soldan. Peers. ... Salt fish and the eel. Johnson. Oak-tree fairy book. friendly beasts. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1833)
"friendly SOCIETY. 1. The preference confined to official debts. 2. ... 54, giving preference to friendly 2. Whether the preference to friendly societies ..."

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