[ noun ] a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
"he was my best friend at the university"
Used in print("Editorials"...)
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 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