from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. sentiment of friendship
- v. Present participle of friend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Friendliness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being a friend; friendly disposition.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Transparency with regards to the smelly kid next to you in class who you felt guilty not friending is not such a good thing.
And, of course, the misuse of friend has led to the neologism friending, when there was already befriend to function as an accompanying verb, and it would have worked just fine.
Neither of these methods are really ideal, and the idea of friending people that you actually see at places you frequent seems like a good one.
It was astonishing to me the number of people who read my blog regularly without commenting or even "friending" me.
Photo and message swapping — along with the ability to connect with others by "friending" them — was just the beginning.
Fast living's ballyhooed so-called 'friending' of creativity is shown to be suspect in his lyrics.
You can also cyber-stalk your ex by "friending" them on Facebook to keep tabs on them from a safe distance.
After "friending" Paul on Facebook -- after 30 years!
As a result of this one friend, I ended up "friending" several of our mutual friends and -- two weeks ago -- my wife and I spent the night on Cape Cod with one of them and her husband.
This way monitoring is done without the stigma of the parent actually "friending" the kid.