1. [ noun ] a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

"he was my best friend at the university"

Related terms: person companion buddy light confidant best_friend girlfriend alter_ego damon flatmate brother roommate amigo schoolfriend mate phintias Damon_and_Pythias
2. [ noun ] a person with whom you are acquainted
Synonyms: acquaintance

"I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances" "we are friends of the family"

Related terms: person schoolmate connection bunkmate campmate homeboy pickup messmate end_man
3. [ noun ] an associate who provides assistance
Synonyms: ally confederate

"he's a good ally in fight" "they were friends of the workers"

Related terms: foe associate blood_brother
4. [ noun ] a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
Synonyms: protagonist supporter admirer booster champion

"all their supporters came out for the game" "they are friends of the library"

Related terms: advocate convert Confederate loyalist free_trader enthusiast believer seconder subscriber Francophile Whig Jacobite functionalist Cavalier verifier Shavian maintainer sympathizer philhellene boswell new_dealer toaster anglophile Roundhead pillar cheerleader promote defend back
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1930
6. [ noun ] (religion,Christianity) a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
Synonyms: Quaker
Related terms: Protestant Christian Quakeress penn Religious_Society_of_Friends
Similar spelling:   friendly