Definitions of friend

  1. a person with whom you are acquainted; " I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; " we are friends of the family"
  2. a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; " all their supporters came out for the game"; " they are friends of the library"
  3. an associate who provides assistance; " he's a good ally in fight"; " they were friends of the workers"
  4. a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox ( the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
  5. a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; " he was my best friend at the university"
  6. One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society aud welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.
  7. One not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or enemy; also, one of the same nation, party, kin, etc., whose friendly feelings may be assumed. The word is some times used as a term of friendly address.
  8. One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend to commerce, to poetry, to an institution.
  9. One of a religious sect characterized by disuse of outward rites and an ordained ministry, by simplicity of dress and speech, and esp. by opposition to war and a desire to live at peace with all men. They are popularly called Quakers.
  10. A paramour of either sex.
  11. To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
  12. The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.
  13. One attached to another by affection, regard, or esteem; an intimate acquaintance; a supporter or favorer of a cause, etc.; an ally; a salutation or greeting: Friend, a member of the Society of Friends, or Quakers.
  14. One loving or attached to another: an intimate acquaintance: a favorer: one of a society so called.
  15. Person kindly attached to another; favorer.
  16. One who cherishes kind regard for another; an adherent; ally.
  17. One of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.
  18. One who is attached to another by affection; an intimate acqunaintance; a favourer; a term of salutation; a member of the Society of Friends.
  19. To befriend; to favour or countenance. A friend at court, one who has sufficient interest to serve another. The Society of Friends, a community of Christians that originated in England in the middle of the 17th cent., distinguished for their plainness of speech and manners, and their rejection, in dependence on the Spirit alone, of both clergy and sacrament as media of grace.
  20. One attached to another by sentiments of affection, esteem, or respect; one not hostile; an associate.

Usage examples for friend

  1. We must help her, my dear friend – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  2. Why, I've never even had a girl friend in all my life!" – Little Eve Edgarton by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  3. You are a friend of Stahlberg? – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  4. And I have no friend but you. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  5. But she had no such friend – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  6. Won't you speak to a friend Piers? – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  7. Really one couldn't want a better friend – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  8. " Yes, my friend you are right there. – An Egyptian Princess, Volume 9. by Georg Ebers
  9. Vorhis is Foy's friend – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  10. It's your friend Miss Maybough. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  11. I have no friend but you; I have no home. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  12. " I do not know,- I am a good friend to you," she answered. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  13. He's a friend of mine. – On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles by Thomas Charles Bridges
  14. So you're a friend of his'n? – The Young Forester by Zane Grey
  15. I know nothing, my friend – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  16. I shall be his friend for life. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  17. We thought you were the best one to tell, for you have always been such a friend we could trust you' You can, Polly! – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  18. Right, my young friend right! – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  19. I am not made of money, like your friend Lawrence here. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  20. " I will not say that," replied the Friend – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child