Definition of freindly
1. friendly [ a ] characteristic or befitting a friend
Examples: "friendly advice" "a friendly neighborhood" "the only friendly person here" "a friendly host and hostess"
(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
Now , not_only are there considerably more laity as students and professors at Oxford , but there are also numerous houses of religious_orders existing in respectable and friendly relations with the non_Catholic members of the University .
Of_course , the crowning event that has dramatically upset the traditional pattern of English religious history was the friendly visit paid by Dr._Fisher , then Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury , to the Vatican last December .
(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
The feeling of individual inferiority , defeat , or humilation growing out of various social situations or individual deficiencies or failures is compensated for by communion in worship or prayer with a friendly , but all-victorious Father-God , as_well as by sympathetic fellowship with others who share this faith , and by opportunities in religious acts for giving_vent to emotions and energies .
(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
They made the world seem friendly somehow , though he knew it was not .
(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
Part of the time saved was spent on a preliminary estimate for a long-distance plan to free bound oxygen in the sands of Mars to make the planet more friendly to future human generations .Synonyms friendly Related Terms unfriendly affable favorable cozy favorable companionate neighborly social comradely couthie chummy warm social gracious amicable sociable congenial hospitable friendliness
2. friendly [ a ] favorably disposed; not antagonistic or hostile
Examples: "a government friendly to our interests" "an amicable agreement"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
The bond issue will go to the state courts for a friendly test_suit to test the validity of the act , and_then the sales will begin and contracts let for repair work on some of Georgia 's most heavily traveled highways .
(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
We have every obligation to take seriously their claims to being democratic and free countries ; we also have , in consequence , the duty to appraise realistically and honestly their performance and to communicate our judgments to their leaders in frank but friendly ways .
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
During the following week , six tons of hay belonging to one rancher were burned ; some buildings , farm tools , two horses , plows , and hay owned by Bonito_Lavato , a friendly interpreter for the company , and Pedro_Chavez ' hay were stolen or destroyed ; and a store was broken into and robbed .Synonyms friendly Related Terms amicable
3. Friendly [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 28992Synonyms Friendly
4. friendly [ a ] (in combination) easy to understand or use
Examples: "user-friendly computers" "a consumer-friendly policy" "a reader-friendly novel"
5. friendly [ a ] of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
Examples: "in friendly territory" "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire"