Pronunciation: frĕnd
n.1.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.
Want gives to know the flatterer from the friend.
- Dryden.
A friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
- Prov. xviii. 24.
2.One not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or enemy; also, one of the same nation, party, kin, etc., whose friendly feelings may be assumed. The word is some times used as a term of friendly address.
Friend, how camest thou in hither?
- Matt. xxii. 12.
3.One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend to commerce, to poetry, to an institution.
4.One of a religious sect characterized by disuse of outward rites and an ordained ministry, by simplicity of dress and speech, and esp. by opposition to war and a desire to live at peace with all men. They are popularly called Quakers.
America was first visited by Friends in 1656.
- T. Chase.
5.A paramour of either sex.
A friend at court
one disposed to act as a friend in a place of special opportunity or influence.
To be friends with
to have friendly relations with.
To make friends with
to become reconciled to or on friendly terms with.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
[imp. & p. p. Friended; p. pr. & vb. n. Friending.]
Fortune friends the bold.
- Spenser.
Noun1.friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
2.friend - an associate who provides assistance; "he's a good ally in fight"; "they were friends of the workers"
Synonyms: ally
foe, enemy - a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
3.friend - a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"
Synonyms: acquaintance
4.friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
5.FriendFriend - a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
Synonyms: Quaker
Friend - Relationship between classes in the language C++.
Maecenas, adherent, alter ego, amigo, angel, baby, backer, beau, bedfellow, benefactor, best friend, bird, boon companion, bosom buddy, bosom friend, boyfriend, chum, co-worker, cocker, cohort, colleague, compatriot, compeer, concubine, confederate, confidant, confidante, confrere, consociate, doxy, escort, familiar, fellow, financier, girl, investor, lover, man, mistress, moll, pal, partner, playmate, roomie, soul mate, squeeze, sweetheart, twist, woman
Friedman test
Friedreich's ataxia
Friedrich Anton Mesmer
Friedrich August Kekule
Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz
Friedrich August von Hayek
Friedrich August Wolf
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 --
friend of the court
friendly fire
Friendly Islands
friendly relationship
friendly takeover
friendship plant
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