American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
- n. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
- n. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
- n. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement: friends of the clean air movement.
- n. A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.
- v. Archaic To befriend.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is attached to another by feelings of personal regard and preference; one who entertains for another sentiments which lead him to seek his company and to study to promote his welfare.
- n. One not hostile; one of the same nation, party, or kin; one at amity with another; an ally: opposed to foe or enemy.
- n. One who is favorable, as to a cause, institution, or class; a favorer or promoter: as, a friend of or to commerce; a friend of or to public schools.
- n. Used as a term of salutation, or in familiar address.
- n. [capitalized] A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.
- n. A lover, of either sex.
- n. In Scotslaw, a tutor or curator.
- n. Synonyms Companion, Comrade, etc. See associate.
- n. Patron, advocate, partizan, well-wisher.
- To befriend.
- n. A person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.
- n. A boyfriend or girlfriend.
- n. An associate who provides assistance.
- n. A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted
- n. A person who backs or supports something.
- n. informal An object or idea that can be used for good.
- n. colloquial, sarcastic Used as a form of address when warning someone.
- n. computing, programming In object-oriented programming, a function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class.
- v. transitive, obsolete To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help.
- v. transitive To add (a person) to a list of friends on a social networking site; to officially designate (someone) as a friend.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society and welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.
- n. 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.
- n. One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter.
- n. 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.
- n. obsolete A paramour of either sex.
- v. obsolete To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
- n. a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
- n. a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
- n. an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
- n. a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
- n. a person with whom you are acquainted
- From Middle English frende, frend, freond, from Old English frēond ("friend, relative, lover", literally "loving-[one]"), from Proto-Germanic *frijōndz (“lover, friend”), from Proto-Indo-European *prēy-, *prāy- (“to like, love”). Cognate with West Frisian freon, froen, freondinne ("friend"), Dutch vriend ("friend"), Low German frund, fründ ("friend, relative"), German Freund ("friend"), Danish frænde ("kinsman"), Swedish frände ("kinsman, relative"), Icelandic frændi ("kinsman"), Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌹𐌾𐍉𐌽𐌳𐍃 (frijōnds, "friend"). More at free. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English frēond. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“In adhering to the Taylor families Mr. Webster obeyed the injunction of Solomon who said, "Thine own friend, and thy _father's friend_ forsake not.”
“I have a friend here, Hamilton -- _one friend_ -- and she must stay.”
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“Would any friend, any real _friend_ have left you alone through this Weston business?”
“I can easily," says a sensible friend of mine, "hire a woman to make my linen and dress my dinner, but I cannot so readily procure a _friend_ and _companion_ for myself, and a preceptress for my children.”
“This post also nobly defended in the late war, while it brings the affecting recollection of a confidential friend in my military family, associates with the remembrance of the illustrious defence of another fort, in the war of the revolution, by the _friend_ now near me.”
“All friendship is preferring the interest of a friend, to the neglect, or, perhaps, against the interest of others; so that an old Greek said, "He that has _friends_ has _no friend_.”
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