[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'.

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(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. [1]. Patron, advocate, confidant, adherent, associate, ally, intimate, good genius, bosom friend.[2]. Favorer, encourager, well-wisher.[3]. 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.





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