1a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations: she’s a friend of mine we were close friends (used as a polite form of address or in ironic reference) an acquaintance or a stranger one comes across:my friends, let me introduce myself
) archaic one’s close relatives.
a person who supports a cause, organization, or country by giving financial or other help:the Friends of the Welsh National Opera a person who is not an enemy or opponent; an ally:she was unsure whether he was friend or foe a familiar or helpful thing:he settled for that old friend the compensation grant a contact on a social networking website:all of a sudden you’ve got 50 friends online who need to stay connected
2 (Friend) a member of the Religious Society of Friends; a Quaker. 1 informal add (someone) to a list of friends or contacts on a social networking website:I am friended by 29 people who I have not friended back
2 archaic befriend (someone). [no object]
) black English have a sexual relationship with:the woman got married and you still used to friend with she?