Meaning of FRIENDLY in English

FRIENDLY

transcription, транскрипция: [ frendli ]

( friendlier, friendliest, friendlies)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

If someone is friendly , they behave in a pleasant, kind way, and like to be with other people.

Godfrey had been friendly to me.

...a man with a pleasant, friendly face...

Robert has a friendly relationship with his customers.

...a friendly atmosphere...

Your cat isn’t very friendly.

ADJ

• friend‧li‧ness

She also loves the friendliness of the people.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

If you are friendly with someone, you like each other and enjoy spending time together.

I’m friendly with his mother...

ADJ : v-link ADJ , usu ADJ with n

3.

You can describe another country or their government as friendly when they have good relations with your own country rather than being an enemy.

...a worsening in relations between the two previously friendly countries.

ADJ

4.

In sport, a friendly is a match which is not part of a competition, and is played for entertainment or practice, often without any serious effort to win. ( BRIT )

Athletic Bilbao agreed to play a friendly at Real Sociedad.

N-COUNT

Friendly is also an adjective. ( in AM, use exhibition game )

Austria beat Hungary 3-nil in a friendly match at Salzburg on Wednesday.

ADJ : ADJ n

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