Meaning of FRIENDLY in English
(friendlier, friendliest, friendlies)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
If someone is ~, they behave in a pleasant, kind way, and like to be with other people.
Godfrey had been ~ to me.
...a man with a pleasant, ~ face...
Robert has a ~ relationship with his customers.
...a ~ atmosphere...
Your cat isn’t very ~.
She also loves the friendliness of the people.
If you are ~ with someone, you like each other and enjoy spending time together.
I’m ~ with his mother...
ADJ: v-link ADJ, usu ADJ with n
You can describe another country or their government as ~ when they have good relations with your own country rather than being an enemy.
...a worsening in relations between the two previously ~ countries.
In sport, a ~ 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 ~ at Real Sociedad.
Friendly is also an adjective. (in AM, use exhibition game )
Austria beat Hungary 3-nil in a ~ match at Salzburg on Wednesday.
ADJ: ADJ n
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012