Associations to the word «Friend»


FRIEND, noun. A person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.
FRIEND, noun. A boyfriend or girlfriend.
FRIEND, noun. An associate who provides assistance.
FRIEND, noun. A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted
FRIEND, noun. A person who backs or supports something.
FRIEND, noun. (informal) An object or idea that can be used for good.
FRIEND, noun. (colloquial) (ironic) (used only in the vocative) Used as a form of address when warning someone.
FRIEND, noun. (computing) (programming) In object-oriented programming, a function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class.
FRIEND, noun. (obsolete) A paramour of either sex.
FRIEND, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help.
FRIEND, verb. (transitive) To add (a person) to a list of friends on a social networking site; to officially designate (someone) as a friend.
FRIEND, noun. A Quaker; a member of the Society of Friends.
FRIEND, noun. (rock-climbing) Brand name of a spring-loaded camming device now manufactured by Wild Country. Now used (often without initial capital) to refer to any such device.
FRIEND, proper noun. A surname​.
FRIEND OF A FRIEND, noun. An acquaintance known vaguely through a mutual friend; someone that one does not know well.
FRIEND OF BILL W., noun. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) A recovering alcoholic, especially one who is a member of the organization Alcoholics Anonymous.
FRIEND OF DOROTHY, noun. (slang) (dated) (euphemistic) A homosexual man.
FRIEND OF MINE, noun. (US) (Mafia) (slang) a personal friend who is not a member of the Mafia
FRIEND OF OURS, noun. (US) (Mafia) (slang) a member of the Mafia in another town or district, but not a direct rival
FRIEND WITH BENEFITS, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) A friend with whom one has a casual sexual relationship.
FRIEND ZONE, noun. (slang) The situation in which one is viewed by a potential partner as a platonic friend, precluding the possibility of a romantic relationship.
FRIEND ZONE, verb. (slang) To classify (someone) as a friend, but without any possibility of a romantic relationship.

Dictionary definition

FRIEND, noun. A person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university".
FRIEND, noun. An associate who provides cooperation or assistance; "he's a good ally in fight".
FRIEND, noun. A person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family".
FRIEND, noun. A person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library".
FRIEND, noun. A member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers).

Wise words

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