Definitions for friendly
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word friendly.
troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
"friendlies came to their rescue"
characteristic of or befitting a friend
"friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
friendly, favorable, well-disposedadjective
inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile
"a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"
easy to understand or use
"user-friendly computers"; "a consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel"
of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
"in friendly territory"; "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire"
(Mil.) A member of one's own military forces, or of allied forces.
A game which is of no consequence in terms of ranking, betting etc.
Even as friendlies, derbies often arouse strong emotions
Person or entity on the same side of a conflict.
In a friendly manner, like a friend.
Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
Pets must be friendly, working animals rather obedient
Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.
He gave a friendly smile.
Having an easy relationship with something, as in user-friendly etc.
Without any hostility, as in friendly competition.
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.
Being or relating to two or more natural numbers with a common abundancy.
friendly numbers, friendly pairs, friendly n-tuples
Etymology: friend + -ly
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from friend.
They gave them thanks, desiring them to be friendly still unto them. 2 Mac. xii. 31.
Thou to mankind
Be good, and friendly still, and oft return! John Milton, P. Lost.
How art thou
To me so friendly grown above the rest
Of brutal kind? John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ix.
Let the Nassau-star in rising majesty appear,
And guide the prosp’rous mariner
With everlasting beams of friendly light. Matthew Prior.
Like friendly colours found our hearts unite,
And each from each contract new strength and light. Alexander Pope.
Not that Nepentes, which the wife of Thone
In Egypt gave to Jove-born Helena,
Is of such power to stir up joy as this,
To life so friendly, or so cool to thirst. John Milton.
In the manner of friends; with appearance of kindness.
Here between the armies,
Let’s drink together friendly, and embrace;
That all their eyes may bear those tokens home
Of our restored love and amity. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.
having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable
appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting friends; amicable
not hostile; as, a friendly power or state
promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious; serviceable; as, a friendly breeze or gale
in the manner of friends; amicably; like friends
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A contact positively identified as friendly. See also hostile.
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'friendly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2701
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'friendly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2601
Rank popularity for the word 'friendly' in Adjectives Frequency: #343
The numerical value of friendly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of friendly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
If administration can’t tell the difference between a friendly, ‘How are you doing?’ hug and an inappropriate hug, then I think we have a big problem.
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.
We will be ready to respond firmly with our European partners, a friendly resolution to the Boeing/Airbus dispute is the best solution, and all the more so given that Europe could impose sanctions on the United States next year.
We are heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, wise, friendly soul. Chris is known as the world record holder for having grown the heaviest fleece on record, he was so much more than this, so very much more, and we will remember him for all that he was - someone, not something.
Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.
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- приятелски мач, дружелюбен, приветлив, приятелскиBulgarian
- amistósCatalan, Valencian
- venligt, venskabelig, venskabskamp, venlig, venligsindetDanish
- Freundschaftsspiel, freundlichGerman
- φιλικός, φιλικάGreek
- amike, amikaEsperanto
- amistoso, amigableSpanish
- sõbralik, sõbralikultEstonian
- ystävällismielinen, oma, ystävällinen, ystävyysotteluFinnish
- amicale, amical, aimablement, match amical, ami, gentiment, alliée, allié, gentille, amicalement, aimable, gentilFrench
- càirdeilScottish Gaelic
- barátságosan, baráti, barátságosHungarian
- ընկերական, ընկերաբար, բարեկամականArmenian
- vingjarnlegur, vináttuleikur, vinalegurIcelandic
- 気さく, 人当たりのよい, 味方, フレンドシップマッチ, 友好的, 親善試合, 親切, 愛想のよいJapanese
- vriendschappelijk, bondgenoot, vriendelijk, sympathiek, aangenaam, bevriende, hartelijk, bevriendDutch
- amistoso, amigo, amigável, amigavelmentePortuguese
- amical, (în mod) prietenos, prietenos, prieteneșteRomanian
- любезный, дружелюбный, приве́тливо, любе́зно, товарищеский, дружелю́бно, дружественный, дружеский, дру́жественно, приветливыйRussian
- vänlig, träningsmatch, vänskapsmatchSwedish
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