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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)

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.

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.""