Meaning of FRIEND in English

FRIEND

transcription, транскрипция: [ frend ]

( friends)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

A friend is someone who you know well and like, but who is not related to you.

I had a long talk about this with my best friend...

She never was a close friend of mine.

...Sara’s old friend, Ogden.

N-COUNT

2.

If you are friends with someone, you are their friend and they are yours.

I still wanted to be friends with Alison...

We remained good friends...

Sally and I became friends.

N-PLURAL : oft N with n

3.

The friends of a country, cause, organization, or a famous politician are the people and organizations who help and support them.

...The Friends of Birmingham Royal Ballet.

N-PLURAL ; N-IN-NAMES

4.

If one country refers to another as a friend , they mean that the other country is not an enemy of theirs.

The president said that Japan is now a friend and international partner.

= ally

N-COUNT

5.

If you make friends with someone, you begin a friendship with them. You can also say that two people make friends .

He has made friends with the kids on the street...

He had made a friend of both girls.

PHRASE : V inflects , usu PHR with n

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.