from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A friend; a chum.
- intransitive v. To associate as friends or chums. Often used with around.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A friend, buddy, mate, cobber, someone to hang around with.
- v. Be friends with, hang around with.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mate; a partner; esp., an accomplice or confederate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of pale.
- n. Partner; mate; chum; accomplice.
- n. An abbreviation of Palestine
- n. of paleontology.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become friends; act friendly towards
- n. a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
Romany phral, phal, from Sanskrit bhrātā, bhrātr-, brother.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Angloromani phal, from Romani phral, from Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrātṛ), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr. Cognates also include English brother, Ancient Greek φράτηρ (phratēr), Latin frater. (Wiktionary)