Meaning of FRIENDLY in English

FRIENDLY

Pronunciation: ' fren(d)-l ē

Function: adjective

Inflected Form: friend · li · er ; -est

Date: before 12th century

1 : of, relating to, or befitting a friend: as a : showing kindly interest and goodwill b : not hostile <a friendly merger offer> also : involving or coming from actions of one's own forces < friendly fire> c : CHEERFUL , COMFORTING <the friendly glow of the fire>

2 : serving a beneficial or helpful purpose

3 : easy to use or understand < friendly computer software> ― often used in combination <a reader- friendly layout>

4 : COMPATIBLE , ACCOMMODATING <environmentally friendly packaging> ― often used in combination <a kid- friendly restaurant>

synonyms see AMICABLE

– friend · li · ly \ ' fren(d)-l ə -l ē \ adverb

– friend · li · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.