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Meaning of FRIEND

Pronunciation:  frend

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
  2. [n]  a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"
  3. [n]  an associate who provides assistance; "he's a good ally in fight"; "they were friends of the workers"
  4. [n]  a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
  5. [n]  a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"

FRIEND is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: acquaintance, admirer, ally, booster, champion, protagonist, Quaker, supporter
 Antonyms: enemy, foe
 See Also: advocate, advocator, alter ego, amigo, anglophil, anglophile, associate, believer, best friend, blood brother, Boswell, brother, buddy, bunkmate, campmate, Christian, chum, class fellow, classmate, companion, comrade, Confederate, confidant, connection, convert, crony, Damon, Damon and Pythias, end man, endorser, enthusiast, exponent, familiar, fellow, flatmate, Francophil, Francophile, free trader, functionalist, girlfriend, Graecophile, homeboy, human, individual, intimate, Jacobite, light, loyalist, mainstay, maintainer, mate, messmate, mortal, New Dealer, pal, partisan, partizan, Penn, person, philhellene, philhellenist, Phintias, pickup, pillar, proponent, Pythias, Quakers, ratifier, Religious Society of Friends, roommate, Roundhead, schoolfellow, schoolfriend, schoolmate, seconder, Shavian, sidekick, Society of Friends, somebody, someone, soul, stalwart, subscriber, sustainer, sympathiser, sympathizer, toaster, truster, upholder, verifier, voucher, wassailer, well-wisher, Whig, William Penn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Friend\ (fr[e^]nd), n. [OR. frend, freond, AS.
    fre['o]nd, prop. p. pr. of fre['o]n, fre['o]gan, to love;
    akin to D. vriend friend, OS. friund friend, friohan to love,
    OHG. friunt friend, G. freund, Icel. fr[ae]ndi kinsman, Sw.
    fr["a]nde. Goth. frij[=o]nds friend, frij[=o]n to love.
    [root]83. See {Free}, and cf. {Fiend}.]
    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.
             Want gives to know the flatterer from the friend.
             A friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
                                                   --Prov. xviii.
    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.
    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.
             America was first visited by Friends in 1656. --T.
    5. A paramour of either sex. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {A friend} {at court or in 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. ``He's
       . . . friends with C[ae]sar.'' --Shak.
    {To make friends with}, to become reconciled to or on
       friendly terms with. ``Having now made friends with the
       Athenians.'' --Jowett (Thucyd.).
  2. \Friend\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Friended}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to
    befriend. [Obs.]
          Fortune friends the bold.                --Spenser.
Computing Dictionary

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your friends in your dream means aspects of your personality that you have rejected, but are ready to integrate these rejected part of yourself. The relationships you have with those around you are important in learning about yourself. Additionally, this symbol foretells of happy tidings from them and the arrival of good news. Seeing your childhood friend in your dream means regression into your past where you had no responsibilities and things were much simpler and carefree. You may be wanting to escape the the pressures and stresses of adulthood. Consider the relationship you had with this friend and the lessons that were learned. Alternatively, the childhood friend may be suggesting that you have been acting in a childish manner and you need to start acting like an adult. Dreaming that your best friend is dying, suggests that some aspect or quality that your best friend possess is dying within your own self.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acquaintance, adherent, advocate, ally, alter ego, amigo, angel, associate, baby, backer, beau, bedfellow, benefactor, best friend, bird, boon companion, bosom buddy, bosom friend, boyfriend, chum, cocker, cohort, colleague, compatriot, compeer, comrade, concubine, confederate, confidant, confidante, confrere, consociate, co-worker, crony, doxy, escort, familiar, fellow, financier, girl, intimate, investor, lover, Maecenas, man, mate, mistress, moll, pal, partner, patron, playmate, roomie, soul mate, squeeze, supporter, sweetheart, twist, woman