Definitions of friend

  1. To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
  2. 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.
  3. a person with whom you are acquainted; " I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; " we are friends of the family"
  4. a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; " he was my best friend at the university"
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A paramour of either sex.
  9. 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.
  10. One loving or attached to another: an intimate acquaintance: a favorer: one of a society so called.
  11. Person kindly attached to another; favorer.
  12. One who is attached to another by affection; an intimate acqunaintance; a favourer; a term of salutation; a member of the Society of Friends.
  13. One attached to another by sentiments of affection, esteem, or respect; one not hostile; an associate.