What does friendly mean?

Definitions for friendly
ˈfrɛnd lifriend·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendly(adj)

    troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces

    "friendlies came to their rescue"

  2. friendly(adj)

    characteristic of or befitting a friend

    "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"

  3. friendly, favorable, well-disposed(adj)

    inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

    "a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"

  4. friendly(adj)

    easy to understand or use

    "user-friendly computers"; "a consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel"

  5. friendly(adj)

    of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally

    "in friendly territory"; "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire"

GCIDE

  1. Friendly(n.)

    (Mil.) A member of one's own military forces, or of allied forces.

Wiktionary

  1. friendly(Noun)

    A game which is of no consequence in terms of ranking, betting etc.

    Even as friendlies, derbies often arouse strong emotions

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  2. friendly(Noun)

    Person or entity on the same side of a conflict.

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  3. friendly(Adverb)

    In a friendly manner, like a friend.

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  4. friendly(Adjective)

    Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.

    Pets must be friendly, working animals rather obedient

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  5. friendly(Adjective)

    Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.

    He gave a friendly smile.

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  6. friendly(Adjective)

    Having an easy relationship with something, as in user-friendly etc.

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  7. friendly(Adjective)

    Without any hostility, as in friendly competition.

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  8. friendly(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to friendlies (friendly noun sense 2, below). Also applied to other bipolar confrontations, such as team sports

    The soldier was killed by friendly fire.

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  9. friendly(Adjective)

    Being or relating to two or more natural numbers with a common abundancy.

    friendly numbers, friendly pairs, friendly n-tuples

    Etymology: friend + -ly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Friendly(adj)

    having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable

  2. Friendly(adj)

    appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting friends; amicable

  3. Friendly(adj)

    not hostile; as, a friendly power or state

  4. Friendly(adj)

    promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious; serviceable; as, a friendly breeze or gale

  5. Friendly(adverb)

    in the manner of friends; amicably; like friends

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. friendly

    A contact positively identified as friendly. See also hostile.

Editors Contribution

  1. friendly

    To behave like an affectionate friend.

    Friendly relationships even in the workplace are a gift that unites people to achieve and work as a team.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'friendly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2701

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'friendly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2601

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'friendly' in Adjectives Frequency: #343

How to pronounce friendly?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

How to say friendly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of friendly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of friendly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of friendly in a Sentence

  1. Yang Yujun:

    Over the past few years both countries' friendly cooperative relationship has kept on developing, and in all areas there is practical cooperation, what needs to be explained is, maintaining regional peace and stability accords with all countries' interests, and is the joint desire of China, Djibouti and all other countries in the world.

  2. Dong Tao:

    We think that the government aims to support both the real economy and the capital market, the timing of the PBoC's move is rather market-friendly and seems to incorporate the goal of reducing market volatility and providing support for market sentiment.

  3. Emmanuel Gregoire:

    Tourists can do like everyone else does and switch to environmentally friendly mobility options or take public transport. We need change.

  4. Sayuri Blondt:

    When you are out in the ocean surfing and you do see a woman of color, just be friendly with her and help her to feel welcome in the ocean, that's the biggest thing.

  5. Kevin Hassett:

    We went over lots of things and had a very cheerful, friendly and then somewhat sad conversation because we were both sad about it.

Images & Illustrations of friendly

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Translations for friendly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لطيفArabic
  • приятелски мач, приятелски, дружелюбен, приветливBulgarian
  • amistósCatalan, Valencian
  • přátelskýCzech
  • venskabskamp, venlig, venskabelig, venligsindet, venligtDanish
  • freundlich, FreundschaftsspielGerman
  • φιλικός, φιλικάGreek
  • amika, amikeEsperanto
  • amigable, amistosoSpanish
  • sõbralik, sõbralikultEstonian
  • دوستانهPersian
  • ystävällinen, oma, ystävällismielinen, ystävyysotteluFinnish
  • amical, ami, amicale, gentille, gentiment, alliée, amicalement, gentil, aimable, allié, match amical, aimablementFrench
  • càirdeilScottish Gaelic
  • amigableGalician
  • अनुकूलHindi
  • barátságosan, baráti, barátságosHungarian
  • բարեկամական, ընկերական, ընկերաբարArmenian
  • vingjarnlegur, vináttuleikur, vinalegurIcelandic
  • amichevoleItalian
  • יְדִידוּתִיHebrew
  • 味方, 愛想のよい, 親切, 親善試合, 友好的, 気さく, フレンドシップマッチ, 人当たりのよいJapanese
  • bondgenoot, bevriend, vriendschappelijk, aangenaam, vriendelijk, sympathiek, hartelijk, bevriendeDutch
  • vennskapskampNorwegian
  • przyjaznyPolish
  • amigável, amigo, amistoso, amigavelmentePortuguese
  • (în mod) prietenos, prietenește, amical, prietenosRomanian
  • приве́тливо, любе́зно, товарищеский, дружелю́бно, дружественный, дружеский, приветливый, дру́жественно, дружелюбный, любезныйRussian
  • prijateljskiSerbo-Croatian
  • prijáteljskiSlovene
  • miqësorAlbanian
  • vänlig, vänskapsmatch, träningsmatchSwedish
  • நட்புTamil
  • flenöfikVolapük
  • חבֿרישYiddish
  • 友好Chinese

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