What does FRIEND mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friend(noun)

    a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

    "he was my best friend at the university"

  2. ally, friend(noun)

    an associate who provides cooperation or assistance

    "he's a good ally in fight"

  3. acquaintance, friend(noun)

    a person with whom you are acquainted

    "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"

  4. supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend(noun)

    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. Friend, Quaker(noun)

    a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)


  1. friend(Noun)

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

  2. friend(Noun)

    A boyfriend or girlfriend.


  3. friend(Noun)

    An associate who provides assistance.

  4. friend(Noun)

    A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted

  5. friend(Noun)

    A person who backs or supports something.

    Iu2019m not a friend of cheap wine.

  6. friend(Noun)

    An object or idea that can be used for good.

    Google is your friend.

  7. friend(Noun)

    Used as a form of address when warning someone.

    Youu2019d better watch it, friend.

  8. friend(Noun)

    In object-oriented programming, a function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class.

  9. friend(Verb)

    To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help.

  10. friend(Verb)

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

  11. Friend(Noun)

    A Quaker; a member of the Society of Friends.

  12. Friend(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.


  13. Origin: From frend, freond, from freond, from frijōndz, from prēy-. Cognate with freon, froen, freondinne, vriend, frund, fründ, Freund, frænde, frände, frændi, 034603420339033E0349033D03330343. More at free.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Friend(noun)

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

  2. Friend(noun)

    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

  3. Friend(noun)

    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. Friend(noun)

    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

  5. Friend(noun)

    a paramour of either sex

  6. Friend(verb)

    to act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend

  7. Origin: [OE. frend, freond, AS. frend, prop. p. pr. of fren, fregan, to love; akin to D. vriend friend, OS. friund friend, friohan to love, OHG. friunt friend, G. freund, Icel. frndi kinsman, Sw. frnde. Goth. frijnds friend, frijn to love. 83. See Free, and cf. Fiend.]


  1. Friend

    Friend is a city in Saline County, Nebraska, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,027.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Friend

    frend, n. one loving or attached to another: an intimate acquaintance: a favourer: one of a society so called: (Scot.) a relative.—v.t. (obs.) to befriend.—adj. Friend′ed, supplied with friends.—n. Friend′ing (Shak.), friendliness.—adj. Friend′less, without friends: destitute.—n. Friend′lessness.—adv. Friend′lily.—n. Friend′liness.—adj. Friend′ly, like a friend: having the disposition of a friend: favourable: pertaining to the Friends or Quakers.—n. Friend′ship, attachment from mutual esteem: friendly assistance.—Friendly societies, or Benefit societies, associations, chiefly among mechanics, &c., for relief during sickness, old age, widowhood, by provident insurance.—Be friends with, to be on intimate or friendly relations with; Have a friend at court, to have a friend in a position where his influence is likely to prove useful; Society of Friends, the designation proper of a sect of Christians better known as Quakers. [A.S. fréond, pr.p. of fréon, to love; Ger. freund.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. friend

    The masterpiece of Nature.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FRIEND' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #579

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FRIEND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #803

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FRIEND' in Nouns Frequency: #76

Anagrams for FRIEND »

  1. finder

  2. refind

  3. finder, refind


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FRIEND in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FRIEND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Amy Poehler:

    Today, I lost a friend, i lost a dear, young friend in my life who was struggling with addiction.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    Be careful with whom you share your secrets. Don’t forget your best friend has a best friend, and your best friend’s best friend – also has a best friend.

  3. Michelle Vo:

    I get that the old design is cool. It's kind of quintessential 1980s, and it's like an old friend we don't want to leave behind, but it's OK to have a new friend, too.

  4. Donovan Richards:

    We’ve heard he was out with a friend. He told his friend he was going to get some beers and going home to watch Netflix with the family. We don’t know what made him snap when he came in.

  5. Abraham Lincoln:

    I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.

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