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 With You — (FWY) is an artist collaborative founded by the two Miami based artists, Sam Borkson, born in Plantation, Florida in 1979, and Arturo Sandoval III, born in Havana, Cuba in 1976. Since its conception in 2002, FWY has continued to promote the two… …   Wikipedia

  • Friends with Benefits — was a telenovela planned for the American television network MyNetworkTV. Twentieth Television was developing this limited run serial. It was based on a popular Latin American series. Story Christine Summers, a 50 year old African American… …   Wikipedia

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