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“… are from elsewhere and that our friend tells us no but …”

meanings of friend


  1. An associate who provides assistance.
  2. Used as a form of address when warning someone.
  3. A lover; a boyfriend or girlfriend.
  4. A person who backs or supports something.
  5. A person, typically someone other than a family member, spouse or lover, whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.
  6. A spring-loaded camming device.
  7. A Quaker; a member of the Society of Friends.
  8. A function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class.
  9. Brand name of a spring-loaded camming device, now used to refer to any such device, often uncapitalized, as friend.
  10. A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted.
  11. An object or idea that can be used for good.
  12. A relative, a relation by blood or marriage.


  1. To add (a person) to a list of friends on a social networking site; to officially designate (someone) as a friend.
  2. To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help.


  1. A surname​.

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