A group of friends.
- The definition of friend is someone who is on your side.
An example of a friend is an ally in a protest.
- Friend is defined as a person that you are fond of, with whom you talk or spend time.
An example of a friend is the person you have known a long time and trust.
- To friend is defined as to add someone to a circle of communication, especially in social media.
An example of friend is someone adding a person they know on Facebook.
- a person whom one knows well and is fond of; intimate associate; close acquaintance
- a person on the same side in a struggle; one who is not an enemy or foe; ally
- a supporter or sympathizer: a friend of labor unions
- something thought of as like a friend in being helpful, reliable, etc.
- any member of the Society of Friends; Quaker
Origin of friendMiddle English frend ; from Old English freond, friend, lover, akin to German freund, present participle of Germanic an unverified form frijon, to love (from source Old English freon): for Indo-European base see free
make (or be) friends with
man's best friend
- A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
- A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
- A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
- One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement: friends of the clean air movement.
- Friend A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.
transitive verbfriend·ed, friend·ing, friends
- Informal To add (someone) as a friend on a social networking website.
- Archaic To befriend.
Origin of friendMiddle English, from Old English frēond; see prī- in Indo-European roots.
- A Quaker; a member of the Society of Friends.
- (rock-climbing) Brand name of a spring-loaded camming device now manufactured by Wild Country. Now used (often without initial capital) to refer to any such device.
- A surname.