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6 definitions found
 for Friend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Friend \Friend\ (fr[e^]nd), n. [OR. frend, freond, AS.
     fre['o]nd, prop. p. pr. of fre['o]n, fre['o]gan, to love;
     akin to D. vriend friend, OS. friund friend, friohan to love,
     OHG. friunt friend, G. freund, Icel. fr[ae]ndi kinsman, Sw.
     fr[aum]nde. Goth. frij[=o]nds friend, frij[=o]n to love.
     [root]83. See Free, and cf. Fiend.]
     1. One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem,
        respect, and affection that he seeks his society and
        welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes,
        an attendant.
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              Want gives to know the flatterer from the friend.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              A friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
                                                    --Prov. xviii.
                                                    24.
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     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.
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              Friend, how camest thou in hither?    --Matt. xxii.
                                                    12.
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     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.
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     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.
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              America was first visited by Friends in 1656. --T.
                                                    Chase.
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     5. A paramour of either sex. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     A friend at court or A friend in court, one disposed to
        act as a friend in a place of special opportunity or
        influence.
  
     To be friends with, to have friendly relations with. "He's
        . . . friends with C[ae]sar." --Shak.
  
     To make friends with, to become reconciled to or on
        friendly terms with. "Having now made friends with the
        Athenians." --Jowett (Thucyd.).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Friend \Friend\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Friended; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Friending.]
     To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to
     befriend. [Obs.]
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           Fortune friends the bold.                --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  friend
      n 1: a person you know well and regard with affection and trust;
           "he was my best friend at the university"
      2: an associate who provides cooperation or assistance; "he's a
         good ally in fight" [syn: ally, friend] [ant: enemy,
         foe]
      3: a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble
         remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are
         friends of the family" [syn: acquaintance, friend] [ant:
         alien, stranger, unknown]
      4: a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their
         supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the
         library" [syn: supporter, protagonist, champion,
         admirer, booster, friend]
      5: a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by
         George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
         [syn: Friend, Quaker]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "friend":
     Maecenas, acquaintance, adherent, advocate, ally, alter ego, amigo,
     angel, associate, baby, backer, beau, bedfellow, benefactor,
     best friend, bird, boon companion, bosom buddy, bosom friend,
     boyfriend, chum, co-worker, cocker, cohort, colleague, compatriot,
     compeer, comrade, concubine, confederate, confidant, confidante,
     confrere, consociate, crony, doxy, escort, familiar, fellow,
     financier, girl, intimate, investor, lover, man, mate, mistress,
     moll, pal, partner, patron, playmate, roomie, soul mate, squeeze,
     supporter, sweetheart, twist, woman
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Friend
  
     Relationship between classes in the language C++.
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Friend, NE -- U.S. city in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    1174
     Housing Units (2000): 516
     Land area (2000):     0.796804 sq. miles (2.063713 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.796804 sq. miles (2.063713 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            17775
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             40.652095 N, 97.285731 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     68359
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Friend, NE
      Friend
  

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