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Definition of Friend

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one who is affectionately attached to another; pal, buddy; fan, supporter; one who belongs to the same group; one who is not hostile; member of the Religious Society of Friends, Quaker
Friend Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
amicus, comes comitis
Friend Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
  
(n.)
One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend to commerce, to poetry, to an institution.
  
(n.)
One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society aud welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.
  
(n.)
One of a religious sect characterized by disuse of outward rites and an ordained ministry, by simplicity of dress and speech, and esp. by opposition to war and a desire to live at peace with all men. They are popularly called Quakers.
  
(n.)
One not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or enemy; also, one of the same nation, party, kin, etc., whose friendly feelings may be assumed. The word is some times used as a term of friendly address.
  
(n.)
A paramour of either sex.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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friend
\friend\ (fr&ebreve;nd), n. [or. frend, freond, as. fre?nd, prop. p. pr. of fre?n, fre?gan, to love; akin to d. vriend friend, os. friund friend, friohan to love, ohg. friunt friend, g. freund, icel. fr?ndi kinsman, sw. fr?nde. goth. frijōnds friend, frijōn to love. ?83. see free, and cf. fiend.]
1. one who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society aud welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant. want gives to know the flatterer from the friend. a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. xviii. 24.
2. one not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or enemy; also, one of the same nation, party, kin, etc., whose friendly feelings may be assumed. the word is some times used as a term of friendly address. friend, how camest thou in hither? xxii. 12.
3. one who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend to commerce, to poetry, to an institution.
4. one of a religious sect characterized by disuse of outward rites and an ordained ministry, by simplicity of dress and speech, and esp. by opposition to war and a desire to live at peace with all men. they are popularly called quakers. america was first visited by friends in 1656. chase.
5. a paramour of either sex. [obs.]


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The Phrase Finder
Meaning
There are two ways to interpret this phrase that are in common use:
1. Someone who helps you when you are in need is a true friend.
2. Someone who needs your help becomes especially friendly to obtain it.
It seems that the majority understand and use it as version one. The earliest citation of the phrase also appears to interpret it that way.Origin
From Ennuis: 'Amicu certus in re incerta cernitur.'. Translated from the Latin as 'A sure friend is known when in difficulty.'.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
cara
Friend (a spoken and written salutation, equivalent of Dear Sir): A Chairde
my friends: mo chairde [mow khare-juh]
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Car = n. a friend, a relation; a. near, prep. on, by, at
Coflaid = n. what is embraced; a bosom friend; a darling
Cyfaill = n. a friend
Shakespeare Words
to befriend.
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Australian Slang
drinking partner
homosexual man (from Dorothy - protagonist in the movie "The Wizard of Oz", played by Judy Garland, a US actor very popular amongst gay men)
(pl. n.) menstrual periods
lesbian couple (punning on the phrase “let's be friends”)
penis
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
(synonym) Quaker
(hypernym) Christian
(hyponym) Penn, William Penn
(member-holonym) Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends, Quakers

Noun
1. a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
(hyponym) Damon and Pythias
2. an associate who provides assistance; "he's a good ally in fight"; "they were friends of the workers"
(synonym) ally
(antonym) foe, enemy
(hypernym) associate
(hyponym) blood brother
3. a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"
(synonym) acquaintance
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
(hyponym) bunkmate
4. a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
(synonym) supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster
(hypernym) advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent
(hyponym) anglophile, anglophil
Friend Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: KANSAS
City: FRIEND
State: NEBRASKA
City: FRIEND
State: OREGON
City: FRIEND
Friend Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of friends being well and happy, denotes pleasant tidings of them, or you will soon see them or some of their relatives.

To see your friend troubled and haggard, sickness or distress is upon them.

To see your friends dark-colored, denotes unusual sickness or trouble to you or to them. To see them take the form of animals, signifies that enemies will separate you from your closest relations.

To see your friend who dresses in somber colors in flaming red, foretells that unpleasant things will transpire, causing you anxiety if not loss, and that friends will be implicated.

To dream you see a friend standing like a statue on a hill, denotes you will advance beyond present pursuits, but will retain former impressions of justice and knowledge, seeking these through every change. If the figure below be low, you will ignore your friends of former days in your future advancement. If it is on a plane or level with you, you will fail in your ambition to reach other spheres. If you seem to be going from it, you will force yourself to seek a change in spite of friendly ties or self-admonition.

To dream you see a friend with a white cloth tied over his face, denotes that you will be injured by some person who will endeavor to keep up friendly relations with you.

To dream that you are shaking hands with a person who has wronged you, and he is taking his departure and looks sad, foretells you will have differences with a close friend and alienation will perhaps follow. You are most assuredly nearing loss of some character.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Friend Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A mechanical caming device used for anchors.
Friend Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles. A World Happiness Database study found that people with close friendships are happier.

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Friend Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
t'hai'la (pl. t'hai'lu)
English - Klingon
n. jup
n. maqoch - close male friend of male
Friend Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
friend; shepherd
  
compassion; a friend
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Friend Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The right and left hands are interlocked at the index fingers. The hands separate, change their relative positions, and come together again as before.