friend has definitions from the fields of religion,Christianity
[ noun ] a person you know well and regard with affection and trust


"he was my best friend at the university"

Used in print


The appointment of U_Thant of Burma as the U.N.'s Acting Secretary_General - at this writing , the choice appears to be certain - offers further proof that in politics it is more important to have no influential enemies than to have influential friends .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

There is a pause in the merriment as your friends gaze at you , wondering why you are staring , open-mouthed in amazement .

One day Maeterlinck , coming with a friend upon an event which he recognized as the exact pattern of a previous dream , detailed the ensuing occurrences in_advance so accurately that his companion was completely mystified .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Franklin_D._Lee proved a man of prompt action when Mrs._Claire_Shaefer , accompanied by a friend , visited him in Bakersfield , California , several months ago as a prospective patient .

For Mrs._Shaefer - who had been given a clean bill_of_health by her own physician at the time she visited Lee - and her friend were agents for the California_Pure_Food and Drug_Inspection_Bureau .

[ noun ] a person with whom you are acquainted




"I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances" "we are friends of the family"

[ noun ] an associate who provides assistance


ally confederate


"he's a good ally in fight" "they were friends of the workers"

Used in print

(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)

Friend or enemy ?

Related terms

foe associate blood_brother

[ 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"

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1930
[ noun ] (religion,Christianity) a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)