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  1. friends(Noun)

    Participants in a two-way friendship relationship.

  2. Friends(ProperNoun)

    The Quakers; the Society of Friends.


  1. Friends

    Friends is an American sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The series revolves around a group of friends in Manhattan. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The original executive producers were Crane, Kauffman and Kevin S. Bright, with numerous others being promoted in later seasons. Kauffman and Crane began developing Friends under the title Insomnia Cafe in November/December 1993. They presented the idea to Bright, with whom they had previously worked, and together they pitched a seven-page treatment of the series to NBC. After several script rewrites and changes, including a second title change to Friends Like Us, the series was finally named Friends and premiered on NBC's coveted Thursday 8:30 pm timeslot. Filming for the series took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California in front of a live studio audience. The series finale, airing on May 6, 2004, was watched by 51.1 million American viewers, making it the fourth most watched series finale in television history and the most watched episode of the decade.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Friends

    Persons whom one knows, likes, and trusts.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'friends' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #653

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'friends' in Written Corpus Frequency: #791

Anagrams for friends »

  1. refinds

  2. finders


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of friends in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of friends in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Everett Dirksen, Answering a question about a controversial senate bill. Quoted on a political talk show on WBEZ FM in Chicago.:

    Some of my friends support the measure, and some of my friends oppose it. I support my friends.

  2. Erica Jong:

    Friends LOVE misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too luck or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.

  3. Anonymous:

    Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.

  4. Diana Graber:

    It's almost like a little competition for the number of likes, i think that's anxiety-ridden, because you get likes based on how many friends you have, and you have to keep posting things to get more friends and it's like a vicious circle.

  5. Barack Obama:

    To Malia and Sasha and their friends, discrimination in any form against anyone doesn't make sense. It doesn't dawn on them that friends who are gay or friends' parents who are same-sex couple should be treated any differently. That's powerful.

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