What does friend mean?

Definitions for friend
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendnoun

    a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

    "he was my best friend at the university"

  2. ally, friendnoun

    an associate who provides cooperation or assistance

    "he's a good ally in fight"

  3. acquaintance, friendnoun

    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, friendnoun

    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, Quakernoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. friendnoun

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

  2. friendnoun

    A boyfriend or girlfriend.

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  3. friendnoun

    An associate who provides assistance.

  4. friendnoun

    A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted

  5. friendnoun

    A person who backs or supports something.

    I'm not a friend of cheap wine.

  6. friendnoun

    An object or idea that can be used for good.

    Google is your friend.

  7. friendnoun

    Used as a form of address when warning someone.

    You'd better watch it, friend.

  8. friendnoun

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

  9. friendverb

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

  10. friendverb

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

  11. Friendnoun

    A Quaker; a member of the Society of Friends.

  12. Friendnoun

    (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.

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  13. Etymology: 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. Friendnoun

    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. Friendnoun

    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. Friendnoun

    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. Friendnoun

    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. Friendnoun

    a paramour of either sex

  6. Friendverb

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

  7. Etymology: [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.]

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.

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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. friendnoun

    A firearm, orginally from the movie Scarface. "Stay in your place I recommend, Or say hello to my little friend" -- G-Unit (My Buddy)

Editors Contribution

  1. friend

    A person we love to share time with.

    We are so grateful in life to have a friend.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 17, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of friend in a Sentence

  1. Amir Daud for prayers:

    Everybody is saying that we are the luckiest ones, my friend Faisal is also lucky because when the shooter came into the mosque, he had just gone into the toilet and all the all the time he remained in the toilet and he is a survivor.

  2. Henriette Reker:

    They touched us everywhere. I wanted to take my friend and leave. I turned around and in that moment someone grabbed my bag.

  3. Wilma Askinas:

    A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view.

  4. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    I went home and I said to my wife, 'my friend's getting married. What do you think? You wanna go?' She goes, 'Oh, I'm absolutely going.' I called him today and said, 'Hey, just let me know what time it is,' my friend knows how I feel about the issue, but I'm not here to have a war with him. I care about my friend, and so it's pretty simple for me.

  5. Mark Cucuzzella:

    Help a close friend, be empathetic. Its powerful for your health.Ifyou can help someone get better, that helps you get better in ways that we dont even know how to measure.

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