HyperDic: friendly

English > 5 senses of the word friendly:
ADJECTIVEallfriendlycharacteristic of or befitting a friend
allfriendly, well-disposed, well disposedinclined to help or support
allfriendlyeasy to understand or use
allfriendlyof or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
NOUNgroupfriendlytroops / troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
friendly > pronunciation
Soundsfreh'ndliy; freh'nliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > friendly: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcharacteristic of or befitting a friend.
Examples
  • "friendly advice"
  • "a friendly neighborhood"
  • "the only friendly person here"
  • "a friendly host and hostess"
Attribute offriendlinessA friendly disposition
Narroweraffable, amiable, cordial, genialdiffusing warmth and friendliness
chummy, matey, pally, palsy-walsy(used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals
companionatelike a companion
comradely, hail-fellow, hail-fellow-well-metheartily friendly and congenial
couthie, couthy(chiefly Scottish) agreeable and genial
cozy, intimate, informalHaving or fostering a warm / warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
neighborly, neighbourlyExhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
socialmarked by friendly companionship with others
See alsoamicableCharacterized by friendship and good will
congenialSuitable to your needs
graciousCharacterized by charm, good taste, and generosity / generosity of spirit
hospitabledisposed to treat guests / guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity / generosity
sociableInclined to or conducive to companionship with others
socialLiving together or enjoying / enjoying / enjoying / enjoying life in communities or organized groups
warmpsychologically warm
Oppositeunfriendlynot disposed to friendship or friendliness
Spanishamigable, amistoso
Catalanamigable, amistós
Nounsfrienda person you know well and regard with affection and trust
friendlinessa friendly disposition
English > friendly: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningInclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile.
Example"a government friendly to our interests"
Synonymswell-disposed, well disposed
BroaderamicableCharacterized by friendship and good will
Nounsfriendlinessa feeling of liking for another person
English > friendly: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningEasy to understand or use.
Examples
  • "user-friendly computers"
  • "a consumer-friendly policy"
  • "a reader-friendly novel"
Oppositeunfriendlynot easy to understand or use
Usage ofcombining formA bound form used only in compounds
Spanishamigable, amistoso
Catalanamigable
English > friendly: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally.
Examples
  • "in friendly territory"
  • "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire"
Oppositehostilenot belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
Spanishamigo
English > friendly: 5 senses > noun 1, group
Meaningtroops / troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broadermilitary personnel, soldiery, troopssoldiers collectively
Oppositehostiletroops belonging to the enemy's military forces
Catalanamigable

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