HyperDic: friend

English > 5 senses of the word friend / Friend:
NOUNperson frienda person you know well and regard with affection and trust
person friend, allyan associate who provides cooperation or assistance
person friend, acquaintancea person with whom you are acquainted
person friend, supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, boostera person who backs a politician or a team etc.
person Friend, Quakera member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never / never called themselves Quakers)
friend / Friend > pronunciation
Soundsfreh'nd
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > friend: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person you know well and regard with affection and trust.
Example"he was my best friend at the university"
InstancesDamonThe friend of Phintias who pledged his life that Phintias would return (4th century BC)
Damon and Pythias(Greek mythology) according to a Greek legend
Phintias, PythiasFriend of Damon
Narroweralter egoA very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourself
amigoA friend or comrade
best friendThe one friend who is closest to you
brother, comradeUsed as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement
buddy, brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekickA close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associateA friend who is frequently in the company of another
confidant, intimatesomeone to whom private matters are confided
flatmateAn associate who shares an apartment with you
girlfriendAny female friend
lightA person regarded very fondly
mateinformal term for a friend of the same sex
roommate, roomie, roomyAn associate who shares a room with you
schoolfriendA friend who attends the same school
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishamiga, amigo, camarada
Catalanamic, amiga
Adjectivesfriendlycharacteristic of or befitting a friend
Nounsfriendshipthe state of being friends (or friendly)
English > friend: 5 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn associate who provides cooperation or assistance.
Synonymally
Narrowerblood brotherA male sworn (usually by a ceremony involving the mingling of blood) to treat another as his brother
BroaderassociateA person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
Oppositefoe, enemyA personal enemy
Spanishaliada, aliado, coligado, compañero, confederado
Catalanaliat, confederat
English > friend: 5 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person with whom you are acquainted.
Example "we are friends of the family"
Synonymacquaintance
Narrowerbunkmatesomeone who occupies the same sleeping quarters as yourself
campmatesomeone who lives in the same camp / camp / camp you do
connection(usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship)
end manA man at one end of a row of people
homeboyA male friend from your neighborhood or hometown
messmate(nautical) an associate with whom you share meals / meals in the same mess (as on a ship)
pickupA casual acquaintance
schoolmate, classmate, schoolfellow, class fellowAn acquaintance that you go to school with
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Oppositestranger, alien, unknownAnyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
strangerAn individual that one is not acquainted with
Spanishamiga, amigo, amistad, conocido
Catalanamiga, amistat, conegut, coneixença
Nounsfriendshipthe state of being friends (or friendly)
English > friend: 5 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA person who backs a politician or a team etc..
Example "they are friends of the library"
Synonymssupporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster
NarrowerBoswellA devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds
ConfederateA supporter of the Confederate States of America
Francophile, FrancophilAn admirer of France and everything French
JacobiteA supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts
New DealerA supporter of the economic policies in the United States known as the New Deal
RoundheadA supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War
ShavianAn admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works
WhigA supporter of the American Revolution
anglophile, anglophilAn admirer of England and things English
believer, trusterA supporter who accepts something as true
cheerleaderAn enthusiastic and vocal supporter
corporatistA supporter of corporatism
enthusiast, partisan, partizanAn ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
free traderAn advocate of unrestricted international trade
functionalistAn adherent of functionalism / functionalism
loyalist, stalwartA person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
philhellene, philhellenist, GraecophileAn admirer of Greece and everything Greek
pillar, mainstayA prominent supporter
secondersomeone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote
subscriber, endorser, indorser, ratifiersomeone who expresses strong approval
sympathizer, sympathiser, well-wishersomeone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
toaster, wassailersomeone who proposes a toast
upholder, maintainer, sustainersomeone who upholds or maintains
voucher, verifiersomeone who vouches / vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
Broaderadvocate, advocator, proponent, exponentA person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
Spanishadepta, adepto, aficionada, aficionado, amiga, amigo, entusiasta, seguidora, seguidor
Catalanadepta, adepte, aficionada, aficionat, amic, amiga, entusiasta, protagonista, seguidora, seguidor
English > Friend: 5 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never / never called themselves Quakers).
SynonymQuaker
InstancesPenn, William PennEnglishman and Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania (1644-1718)
Member ofReligious Society of Friends, Society of Friends, QuakersA Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660
BroaderChristianA religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
Spanishcuáquero, Quaker
Catalanquàquer

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