Friend

Definition of Friend

Pronunciation: frĕnd
n.1.One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society and welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.
Want gives to know the flatterer from the friend.
- Dryden.
A friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
- Prov. xviii. 24.
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.
Friend, how camest thou in hither?
- Matt. xxii. 12.
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.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.A paramour of either sex.
A friend at court
one disposed to act as a friend in a place of special opportunity or influence.
To be friends with
to have friendly relations with.
To make friends with
to become reconciled to or on friendly terms with.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
[imp. & p. p. Friended; p. pr. & vb. n. Friending.]
Fortune friends the bold.
- Spenser.

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