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Definitions of friend

  1.   a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox ( the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
  2.   One who cherishes kind regard for another; an adherent; ally.
  3.   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.
  4.   One attached to another by sentiments of affection, esteem, or respect; one not hostile; an associate.
  5.   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.
  6.   a person with whom you are acquainted; " I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; " we are friends of the family"
  7.   Person kindly attached to another; favorer.
  8.   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.
  9.   One loving or attached to another: an intimate acquaintance: a favorer: one of a society so called.
  10.   an associate who provides assistance; " he's a good ally in fight"; " they were friends of the workers"
  11.   One who is attached to another by affection; an intimate acqunaintance; a favourer; a term of salutation; a member of the Society of Friends.
  12.   a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; " all their supporters came out for the game"; " they are friends of the library"
  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 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.
  15.   A paramour of either sex.
  16.   a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; " he was my best friend at the university"
  17.   The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.
  18.   To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
  19.   One of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.
  20.   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.

Quotes of friend

  1. I like a man who can be a real friend has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card. – Victoria Beckham
  2. There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself- an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. – Antisthenes
  3. A single rose can be my garden... a single friend my world. – Leo Buscaglia
  4. A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. – Diogenes
  5. The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers. – Larry Flynt
  6. Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. – Elbert Hubbard
  7. Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is. – William Jay
  8. A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept. – St. Jerome
  9. I once thought that I was the only man that persevered to be the friend of the white man, but since they have come and cleaned out our lodges, horses, and everything else, it is hard for to believe the white man any more. – Black Kettle
  10. I have known war as few men now living know it. It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes. – Douglas MacArthur
  11. And a friend of mine in the Christys, we used to sit up at night and talk and read and wonder if reincarnation, and if it wasn't reality, what would happen to the human spirit when the body dies? Is there an afterlife? Just questions like that. – Barry McGuire
  12. To the families of special needs children all across this country I have a message for you: for years you have sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters, and I pledge to you that if we're elected, you will have a friend an advocate, in The White House. – Sarah Palin
  13. It's a great feeling to think that I can be a friend to so many people through my movies. – River Phoenix
  14. As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend – King Solomon
  15. Man's wisdom is his best friend folly his worst enemy. – William Temple

Usage examples for friend

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

Idioms for friend