from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or befitting a friend: friendly advice.
- adj. Favorably disposed; not antagonistic: a government friendly to our interests.
- adj. Warm; comforting.
- adj. User-friendly.
- adj. Informal Easy to understand or use for a specified agent. Often used in combination: a reader-friendly novel; a consumer-friendly policy.
- adv. In the manner of a friend; amicably.
- n. Informal One fighting on or favorable to one's own side: "If I read this right, you're the only friendly we have there right now” ( Tom Clancy).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
- adj. Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.
- adj. Having an easy relationship with something, as in user-friendly etc.
- adj. Without any hostility, as in friendly competition.
- adj. Of or pertaining to friendlies (friendly noun sense 2, below). Also applied to other bipolar confrontations, such as team sports
- adj. Being or relating to two or more natural numbers with a common abundancy.
- adv. In a friendly manner, like a friend.
- n. A game which is of no consequence in terms of ranking, betting etc.
- n. Person or entity on the same side of a conflict.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable.
- adj. Appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting friends; amicable.
- adj. Not hostile.
- adj. Promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious; serviceable.
- adv. In the manner of friends; amicably; like friends.
- n. A friendly person; -- usually applied to natives friendly to foreign settlers or invaders.
- n. A member of one's own military forces, or of allied forces.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a friend; disposed to confer benefits; kind.
- Characteristic of or befitting a friend or friends; amicable; amiable: as, to be on friendly terms.
- Not hostile; disposed to peace: as, a friendly power or state.
- Favorable; propitious; salutary; conferring benefit: as, a friendly breeze or gale; rains friendly to ripening fruits.
- Pertaining or belonging to the Society of Friends.
- In the manner of friends; in the way of friendship; with friendship.
- n. One who is friendly or acts as a friend; specifically, a native of a naturally hostile country who is not only not hostile, but who acts as a friend to a traveler, explorer, or the like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. easy to understand or use
- adj. of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
- adj. inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile
- adj. characteristic of or befitting a friend
- n. troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
friend + -ly (Wiktionary)