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Definitions of friend

  1. To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A paramour of either sex. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. One loving or attached to another: an intimate acquaintance: a favorer: one of a society so called. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Person kindly attached to another; favorer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. One of the Society of Friends; a Quaker. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. One who is attached to another by affection; an intimate acqunaintance; a favourer; a term of salutation; a member of the Society of Friends. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. One attached to another by sentiments of affection, esteem, or respect; one not hostile; an associate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for friend

  1. He's a friend of mine. – On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles by Thomas Charles Bridges
  2. You are a friend of Stahlberg? – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
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