What does friendly mean?

Definitions for friendly
ˈfrɛnd lifriend·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word friendly.

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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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    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. David Cockfield:

    This is an ideology that is not corporate-friendly.

  2. Major Gen. Robert F. Dees:

    What I would expect them to see is a proactive messaging strategy, we're going to be far more forward leaning, we're going to work with the media in a more friendly way so that they can understand the true nature of Dr. Ben Carson.

  3. Edwin Olsen:

    I haven’t been in downtown Detroit in 30 years. ... It was scary. … Now it’s totally different, it’s clean, people are friendly.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I have it upon a certain amount of knowledge -- I'm very friendly with a lot of people on both sides -- that Obama's plan is 200,000 to 250,000.

  5. Win Thin:

    It's a very small market, ever since Macri reopened the markets, took some market-friendly measures, there's been a trickle of activity back in the peso and Argentine assets in general. Money has been trickling back in but it is still very minimal.

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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