To be friends with
Friend Friend (fr[e^]nd), n. [OR. frend, freond, AS. fre['o]nd, prop. p. pr. of fre['o]n, fre['o]gan, to love; akin to D. vriend friend, OS. friund friend, friohan to love, OHG. friunt friend, G. freund, Icel. fr[ae]ndi kinsman, Sw. fr["a]nde. Goth. frij[=o]nds friend, frij[=o]n to love. [root]83. See {Free}, and cf. {Fiend}.] 1. One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society and welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant. [1913 Webster]

Want gives to know the flatterer from the friend. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

A friend that sticketh closer than a brother. --Prov. xviii. 24. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Friend, how camest thou in hither? --Matt. xxii. 12. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

America was first visited by Friends in 1656. --T. Chase. [1913 Webster]

5. A paramour of either sex. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{A friend at court} or {A friend in court}, one disposed to act as a friend in a place of special opportunity or influence.

{To be friends with}, to have friendly relations with. ``He's . . . friends with C[ae]sar.'' --Shak.

{To make friends with}, to become reconciled to or on friendly terms with. ``Having now made friends with the Athenians.'' --Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster]


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  • To make friends with — Friend Friend (fr[e^]nd), n. [OR. frend, freond, AS. fre[ o]nd, prop. p. pr. of fre[ o]n, fre[ o]gan, to love; akin to D. vriend friend, OS. friund friend, friohan to love, OHG. friunt friend, G. freund, Icel. fr[ae]ndi kinsman, Sw. fr[ a]nde.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • be friends with — phrasal to have a friendship or friendly relationship with …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To come out with — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come up with — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fall in with — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make free with — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • friends with — Friendly to; a friend of. * /Alice found several girls to be friends with on the first day of school./ * /At first I didn t like John, but now I am friends with him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • friends with — Friendly to; a friend of. * /Alice found several girls to be friends with on the first day of school./ * /At first I didn t like John, but now I am friends with him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Friends Will Be Friends — Single infobox Name = Friends Will Be Friends Artist = Queen from Album = A Kind of Magic Released = 9 June 1986 Format = vinyl record (7 /12 ) Recorded = 1985/1986 Genre = Rock, Power Ballad, Length = 4:07 (Album Version)5:58 (CD bonus track:… …   Wikipedia

  • To Be Continued — Infobox Album Name = To Be Continued Type = Box Set Artist = Elton John Released = November 8 1990 Recorded = Various locations, 1965 1990 Genre = Rock Length = 5:01:20 Label = MCA (US/Canada) Rocket Records Producer = Gus Dudgeon Chris Thomas… …   Wikipedia

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