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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.
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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