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.
- [F-] 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.