[frend] or [frɛnd]
(noun.) a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers).
(noun.) a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; 'he was my best friend at the university'.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A paramour of either sex.
(v. t.) To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
n. . Patron, advocate, confidant, adherent, associate, ally, intimate, good genius, bosom friend.. Favorer, encourager, well-wisher.. Quaker.
SYN:Associate, companion, acquaintance, familiar, ally, chum, messmate, coadjutor,confidant, adherent
ANT:Opponent, foe, adversary, antagonist, enemy
n. one loving or attached to another: an intimate acquaintance: a favourer: one of a society so called: (Scot.) a relative.—v.t. (obs.) to befriend.—adj. Friend′ed supplied with friends.—n. Friend′ing (Shak.) friendliness.—adj. Friend′less without friends: destitute.—n. Friend′lessness.—adv. Friend′lily.—n. Friend′liness.—adj. Friend′ly like a friend: having the disposition of a friend: favourable: pertaining to the Friends or Quakers.—n. Friend′ship attachment from mutual esteem: friendly assistance.—Friendly societies or Benefit societies associations chiefly among mechanics &c. for relief during sickness old age widowhood by provident insurance.—Be friends with to be on intimate or friendly relations with; Have a friend at court to have a friend in a position where his influence is likely to prove useful; Society of Friends the designation proper of a sect of Christians better known as Quakers.
To dream of friends being well and happy, denotes pleasant tidings of them, or you will soon see them or some of their relatives. To see your friend troubled and haggard, sickness or distress is upon them. To see your friends dark-colored, denotes unusual sickness or trouble to you or to them. To see them take the form of animals, signifies that enemies will separate you from your closest relations. To see your friend who dresses in somber colors in flaming red, foretells that unpleasant things will transpire, causing you anxiety if not loss, and that friends will be implicated. To dream you see a friend standing like a statue on a hill, denotes you will advance beyond present pursuits, but will retain former impressions of justice and knowledge, seeking these through every change. If the figure below be low, you will ignore your friends of former days in your future advancement. If it is on a plane or level with you, you will fail in your ambition to reach other spheres. If you seem to be going from it, you will force yourself to seek a change in spite of friendly ties or self-admonition. To dream you see a friend with a white cloth tied over his face, denotes that you will be injured by some person who will endeavor to keep up friendly relations with you. To dream that you are shaking hands with a person who has wronged you, and he is taking his departure and looks sad, foretells you will have differences with a close friend and alienation will perhaps follow. You are most assuredly nearing loss of some character.
- Where's your friend? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- What's he up to in the case of your friend the handsome gal? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- I clutched the leg of the table again immediately, and pressed it to my bosom as if it had been the companion of my youth and friend of my soul. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- The fact is, my young friend,' said Mr. Stiggins solemnly, 'he has an obderrate bosom. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Our friend, the doctor, was hard put to it when he wrote this. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- Your friend, you know. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- How, then, is it possible, said my friend, that you can keep on your business? 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- Laura had certainly written to say she would pass the night under the roof of her old friend--but she had never been near the house. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Charlotte (the name of my false young friend) had gone down before me, and I heard this aunt speaking to her about me as I entered. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- I don't defend poor Stanislas, though he has always called me his best friend. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- If there's police-court business over this, you'll remember that I was the one that stood your friend, and that I was Miss Alice's friend too. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- I admire her--as my friend does--exceedingly. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- Bella asked him, had he any notion who that unknown friend might be? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Could you commission any friend of yours to bring me a pair, if you've no further use for 'em? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- To one of the most generous and kindest men in the world, as he is one of the greatest--to my excellent friend, the Marquis of Steyne. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Perhaps you had better go after my friends at once, because the weather is warm, and I can not 'keep' long. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- He thought of Miss Ophelia's letter to his Kentucky friends, and would pray earnestly that God would send him deliverance. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- You have already done me good, and you and I are now, I hope, sworn friends. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- I hadn't any particular work to give him, but I had a number of small induction coils, and to give him something to do I told him to fix them up and sell them among his sailor friends. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- I passed to the altered days when I was so blest as to find friends in all around me, and to be beloved. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Halliday and he were friends since Eton. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Egypt and our friends the Bermudians! 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- She persisted until she finally conquered the elephant's prejudices, and now they are inseparable friends. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- I would never have treated Miss Crawley's faithful friends as that odious designing Mrs. Bute has done. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Horribly--especially when I see all my friends rushing to the steamer. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- He has many friends, and is at a time of life when friends and engagements are continually increasing. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- Compared with the vast gilded void of Mrs. Hatch's existence, the life of Lily's former friends seemed packed with ordered activities. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- At first sight the two sons of Ariston may seem to wear a family likeness, like the two friends Simmias and Cebes in the Phaedo. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- You ain't got no friends. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Whether friends were present or absent, she had always a kind smile for him and was attentive to his pleasure and comfort. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.