friend


friend
noun
ADJECTIVE
best, bosom, close, dear, fast (AmE), good, great, intimate, real, special

Her best friend at school was called Anna.

I'm inviting only my closest friends to the party.

faithful, loyal, real, true, trusted
lifelong, long-standing (esp. BrE), long-time, old

It was so relaxing to be among old friends.

long-lost
new, new-found
female, guy (AmE, informal), male, woman

He was last seen leaving a restaurant with a female friend.

gay, straight
single

Does your sister have any single friends?

fair-weather

People he had trusted turned out to be only fair-weather friends.

so-called, supposed

My so-called friends are making fun of me because of my weight.

mutual

We met each other through a mutual friend.

family, personal
childhood, college, school

Do you keep in touch with any school friends?

imaginary
online
VERB + FRIEND
become

They became friends after meeting at college.

remain, stay

We stayed friends even after we grew up and left home.

find, make

He finds it difficult to make friends.

She's made friends with the little girl who lives next door.

win

He won't win any friends if he carries on talking like that.

have

She doesn't have many good friends.

lose
PREPOSITION
friend from

a friend from high school

PHRASES
a circle of friends, a group of friends

He introduced me to his circle of friends.

a friend of a friend
a friend of mine, yours, etc.

I was given this necklace by a good friend of mine.

be just friends (with sb) (= not having a romantic relationship with someone)
be more than just friends (with sb) (= be having a romantic relationship with someone)
friends and family, friends and neighbours/neighbors
make friends (with sb)
need a friend

If you need a friend, just call me.

sb's only friend
sb's own friends

Even his own friends don't believe him.

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  • friend — W1S1 [frend] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(person you like)¦ 2 be friends (with somebody) 3 4 be just (good) friends 5¦(supporter)¦ 6¦(not an enemy)¦ 7¦(parliament/court of law)¦ 8 be no friend of something 9 Friend …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • friend — [ frend ] noun *** 1. ) count someone you know well and like that is not a member of your family: She s visiting friends in Illinois. close/good/great friend: Helga is a close friend of mine. friends and relatives/neighbors/acquaintances: We… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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[ a]nde. Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Friend — (englisch für Freund) steht für Friend (Klettergerät), spezielles Klemmgerät, eine wiederentfernbare Klettersicherung, die in Rissen, Spalten und Öffnungen im Fels verankert wird. Friend ist der Familienname folgender Personen: George Friend (*… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • friend´li|ly — friend|ly «FREHND lee», adjective. li|er, li|est, adverb, noun, plural lies. –adj. 1. of a friend; having the attitude of a friend; kind: »a friendly teacher. 2. like a friend; like that of a fr …   Useful english dictionary

  • friend|ly — «FREHND lee», adjective. li|er, li|est, adverb, noun, plural lies. –adj. 1. of a friend; having the attitude of a friend; kind: »a friendly teacher. 2. like a friend; like that of a fr …   Useful english dictionary

  • friend — [frend] n. [ME frend < OE freond, friend, lover, akin to Ger freund, prp. of Gmc * frijon, to love (> OE freon): for IE base see FREE] 1. a person whom one knows well and is fond of; intimate associate; close acquaintance 2. a person on the …   English World dictionary

  • friend — friend, acquaintance, intimate, confidant are comparable when they designate a person, especially not related by blood, with whom one is on good and, usually, familiar terms. Friend, in its application, ranges from a person who is not hostile or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • friend — ► NOUN 1) a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations. 2) a familiar or helpful thing. 3) a person who supports a particular cause or organization. 4) (Friend) a Quaker. ● a friend… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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.] [1913 Webster] Fortune friends the bold. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • friend — I noun acquaintance, adherent, advocate, ally, associate, backer, benefactor, cohort, colleague, companion, comrade, confidant, confederate, confrere, crony, defender, faithful companion, favorer, friend in need, partisan, partner, patron,… …   Law dictionary


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