Definitions for FRIENDfrɛnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

friend*frɛnd(n.)

  1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.

  2. a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter:

    friends of the Boston Symphony.

  3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile:

    Who goes there? Friend or foe?

  4. a member of the same nation, party, etc.

  5. (cap.) a member of the Society of Friends; Quaker.

    Category: Religion

  6. (v.t.)Archaic. to befriend.

Idioms for friend:

  1. make friends with,to enter into friendly relations with; become a friend to.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See acquaintance.

Origin of friend:

bef. 900; ME friend, frend, OE frēond friend, lover, relative (c. OS friund, OHG friunt), orig. prp. of frēogan to love

friend′less•ness(n.)

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)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. friend(noun)ɛnd

    sb who you like to spend time with

    one of my closest/best friends; an old friend from high school; to be friends with sb

  2. friendɛnd

    to become sb's friend

    It's hard for her to make friends.

Wiktionary

  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.

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  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.

    See

  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

Freebase

  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.

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


Translations for FRIEND

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

friend(noun)

someone who knows and likes another person very well

He is my best friend.

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