What does friendly mean?

Definitions for friendly
ˈfrɛnd lifriend·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendlyadjective

    troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces

    "friendlies came to their rescue"

  2. friendlyadjective

    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-disposedadjective

    inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

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

  4. friendlyadjective

    easy to understand or use

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

  5. friendlyadjective

    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. Friendlynoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. friendlynoun

    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. friendlynoun

    Person or entity on the same side of a conflict.

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  3. friendlyadverb

    In a friendly manner, like a friend.

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  4. friendlyadjective

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

    Pets must be friendly, working animals rather obedient

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  5. friendlyadjective

    Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.

    He gave a friendly smile.

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  6. friendlyadjective

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

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  7. friendlyadjective

    Without any hostility, as in friendly competition.

    Etymology: friend + -ly

  8. friendlyadjective

    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. friendlyadjective

    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. Friendlyadjective

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

  2. Friendlyadjective

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

  3. Friendlyadjective

    not hostile; as, a friendly power or state

  4. Friendlyadjective

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

  5. Friendlyadverb

    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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Olivia Eissagholian:

    I think we started looking at our lawn that was something that wasn't environmentally friendly, that wasn't cost friendly anymore, i think it's awesome.

  2. Adam Sager:

    Hopefully, ours is a friendly system in your home to warn you that things are going wrong.

  3. Giles Jones:

    It's user-friendly GPS, everybody's got a story of where location has not been good enough.

  4. David Cockfield:

    This is an ideology that is not corporate-friendly.

  5. Stephen Farnsworth:

    It's a very gun-friendly legislature and the shootings this week will do little to change that.

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Translations for friendly

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  • 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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