friendly: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (frend'lē), [key]
— adj., adv., n., pl. -li•er, -li•est, -lies.
  1. characteristic of or befitting a friend; showing friendship: a friendly greeting.
  2. like a friend; kind; helpful: a little friendly advice.
  3. favorably disposed; inclined to approve, help, or support: a friendly bank.
  4. not hostile or at variance; amicable: a friendly warship; friendly natives.
  5. user-friendly.
  1. in a friendly manner; like a friend.
  1. a person who is in sympathetic relationship to oneself or one's side; one who shows no hostility.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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