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Friend meaning

friend - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
  6. 6. Person kindly attached to another; favorer.

friend - examples of usage

  1. Ought I to have told him that I wouldn't be his friend? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Can I not be your friend? - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. You know he is my friend." - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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