Meaning of FRIEND in English

FRIEND

[friend] n [ME frend, fr. OE freond; akin to OHG friunt friend, OE freon to love, freo free] (bef. 12c) 1 a: one attached to another by affection or esteem b: acquaintance

2. a: one that is not hostile b: one that is of the same nation, party, or group

3: one that favors or promotes something (as a charity)

4: a favored companion

5. cap: a member of a Christian sect that stresses Inner Light, rejects sacraments and an ordained ministry, and opposes war--called also Quaker -- friend.less adj -- friend.less.ness n -- be friends with : to have a friendship or friendly relationship with -- make friends with : to establish a friendship or friendly relations with

[2]friend vt (13c): to act as the friend of: befriend

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