|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|
"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|
"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)|
|Related terms:||Protestant Christian Quakeress penn Religious_Society_of_Friends|