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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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["a]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  aud 
  welfare;  a  wellwisher;  an  intimate  associate;  sometimes 
  an  attendant. 
 
  Want  gives  to  know  the  flatterer  from  the  friend. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  A  friend  that  sticketh  closer  than  a  brother. 
  --Prov.  xviii. 
  24. 
 
  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. 
 
  Friend,  how  camest  thou  in  hither?  --Matt.  xxii. 
  12. 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  America  was  first  visited  by  Friends  in  1656.  --T. 
  Chase. 
 
  5.  A  paramour  of  either  sex.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  {A  friend}  {at  court  or  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.). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  Fortune  friends  the  bold.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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  assistance;  "he's  a  good  ally  in 
  fight";  "they  were  friends  of  the  workers"  [syn:  {ally},  {confederate}] 
  [ant:  {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}] 
  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}] 
  5:  a  member  of  the  Religious  Society  of  Friends  [syn:  {Quaker}, 
  {Friend}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Friend,  KS 
  Zip  code(s):  67871 
  Friend,  NE  (city,  FIPS  17775) 
  Location:  40.65107  N,  97.28405  W 
  Population  (1990):  1111  (483  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68359 
  Friend,  OR 
  Zip  code(s):  97021 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Friend 
 
  Relationship  between  classes  in  the  language  C++. 
 
 




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