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Definition of "friend" []

  • A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. (noun)
  • A person whom one knows; an acquaintance. (noun)
  • A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade. (noun)
  • One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement: friends of the clean air movement. (noun)
  • A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker. (noun)
  • A person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection, and loyalty; an intimate (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An acquaintance or associate (noun)
  • An ally in a fight or cause; supporter (noun)
  • A fellow member of a party, society, etc (noun)
  • A patron or supporter (noun)
  • To add (a person) to one's list of contacts on a social networking website (verb)

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Use "friend" in a sentence
  • "But you, my friend my *friend* are not guilty of this."
  • "In adhering to the Taylor families Mr. Webster obeyed the injunction of Solomon who said, "Thine own friend, and thy _father's friend_ forsake not.""
  • ""I have a friend here, Hamilton -- _one friend_ -- and she must stay.""