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  • 1 friend — W1S1 [frend] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(person you like)¦ 2 be friends (with somebody) 3 4 be just (good) friends 5¦(supporter)¦ 6¦(not an enemy)¦ 7¦(parliament/court of law)¦ 8 be no friend of something 9 Friend …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 friend — [ frend ] noun *** 1. ) count someone you know well and like that is not a member of your family: She s visiting friends in Illinois. close/good/great friend: Helga is a close friend of mine. friends and relatives/neighbors/acquaintances: We… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Friend — (englisch für Freund) steht für Friend (Klettergerät), spezielles Klemmgerät, eine wiederentfernbare Klettersicherung, die in Rissen, Spalten und Öffnungen im Fels verankert wird. Friend ist der Familienname folgender Personen: George Friend (*… …

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  • 5 friend´li|ly — friend|ly «FREHND lee», adjective. li|er, li|est, adverb, noun, plural lies. –adj. 1. of a friend; having the attitude of a friend; kind: »a friendly teacher. 2. like a friend; like that of a fr …

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  • 6 friend|ly — «FREHND lee», adjective. li|er, li|est, adverb, noun, plural lies. –adj. 1. of a friend; having the attitude of a friend; kind: »a friendly teacher. 2. like a friend; like that of a fr …

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  • 7 friend — [frend] n. [ME frend < OE freond, friend, lover, akin to Ger freund, prp. of Gmc * frijon, to love (> OE freon): for IE base see FREE] 1. a person whom one knows well and is fond of; intimate associate; close acquaintance 2. a person on the …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 friend — friend, acquaintance, intimate, confidant are comparable when they designate a person, especially not related by blood, with whom one is on good and, usually, familiar terms. Friend, in its application, ranges from a person who is not hostile or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 friend — ► NOUN 1) a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations. 2) a familiar or helpful thing. 3) a person who supports a particular cause or organization. 4) (Friend) a Quaker. ● a friend… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Friend — Friend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Friended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Friending}.] To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Fortune friends the bold. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 friend — I noun acquaintance, adherent, advocate, ally, associate, backer, benefactor, cohort, colleague, companion, comrade, confidant, confederate, confrere, crony, defender, faithful companion, favorer, friend in need, partisan, partner, patron,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 Friend — Friend, NE U.S. city in Nebraska Population (2000): 1174 Housing Units (2000): 516 Land area (2000): 0.796804 sq. miles (2.063713 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.796804 sq. miles (2.063713 sq.… …

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  • 13 Friend, NE — U.S. city in Nebraska Population (2000): 1174 Housing Units (2000): 516 Land area (2000): 0.796804 sq. miles (2.063713 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.796804 sq. miles (2.063713 sq. km) FIPS… …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 14 friend — [n1] confidant, companion acquaintance, ally, alter ego, associate, bosom buddy*, buddy, chum*, classmate, cohort, colleague, companion*, compatriot, comrade, consort, cousin, crony, familiar, intimate, mate, pal, partner, playmate, roommate,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 friend|ed — «FREHN dihd», adjective. having a friend or friends …

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  • 16 friend — /frend/ noun (C) 1 PERSON YOU LIKE someone who you like very much and like to spend time with: Jerry, I d like to introduce you to my friend Lucinda. | be friends with sb: My parents have been friends with the Murkets for twenty years. | friend… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 friend */*/*/ — UK [frend] / US noun Word forms friend : singular friend plural friends 1) [countable] someone you know well and like, but who is not a member of your family She s visiting friends in Scotland. close/good/great friend: Helga is a close friend of… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 friend — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ best, bosom, close, dear, fast (AmE), good, great, intimate, real, special ▪ …

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  • 19 friend — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Person on intimate terms with another Nouns 1. friend, acquaintance, neighbor, well wisher; alter ego; bosom or fast friend, gentleman or lady friend; partner; fidus Achates; persona grata; associate,… …

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  • 20 friend —    ‘Unless there be real affection in his heart’, writes Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Blithedale Romance, ‘a man cannot more effectually show his contempt for a brother mortal, nor more gallingly assume a position of superiority, than by… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address