Friend definition

frĕnd
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A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
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Any member of the Society of Friends; Quaker.
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A person whom one knows well and is fond of; intimate associate; close acquaintance.
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A person on the same side in a struggle; one who is not an enemy or foe; ally.
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To act as a friend to; befriend.
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One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement.

Friends of the clean air movement.

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A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
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A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
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Something thought of as like a friend in being helpful, reliable, etc.
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The definition of friend is someone who is on your side.

An example of a friend is an ally in a protest.

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A supporter or sympathizer.

A friend of labor unions.

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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.

noun
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(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.

See.

noun
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A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.
noun
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A Quaker; a member of the Society of Friends.
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(informal) To add (someone) as a friend on a social networking website.
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A surname​.
pronoun
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A person who is linked to you via social media. See friending.
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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.

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(archaic) To befriend.
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be friends with
  • To be a friend of:
    I am friends with my neighbor.
idiom
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make (or be) friends with
  • to become (or be) a friend of
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man's best friend
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
friend
Plural:
Friends, Friends

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

be friends with
make (<i>or</i> be) friends with

Origin of friend

  • Middle English from Old English frēond prī- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition