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Definition of Friend


  1. One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society aud welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  5. A paramour of either sex.
  6. To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.

Friend Quotations

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison

Elbert Hubbard Quote
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
Robert Brault

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow
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Friend Translations

friend in Afrikaans is vriend, vriendin
friend in Danish is veninde, ven
friend in Dutch is vriendin
friend in French is amie, ami
friend in German is Freundin, Bekannte, Bekannter, Freund, Freund
friend in Italian is camerata, amica, conoscente, amico
friend in Latin is amicus, comes comitis
friend in Norwegian is venn, venninne, venn
friend in Portuguese is amiga, amigo
friend in Spanish is camarada, amigo, amiga

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