Meaning of friend

friend

Pronunciation: (frend), [key]
— n.
  1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
  2. a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony.
  3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile: Who goes there? Friend or foe?
  4. a member of the same nation, party, etc.
  5. (cap.) a member of the Religious Society of Friends; a Quaker.
  6. to enter into friendly relations with; become a friend to.
—v.t.
  1. to befriend.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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