Friend (Dictionary/ thesaurus)

boy-friend n teman lelaki. Kamus Inggeris-Melayu Dewan

friend n 1. so. whom one knows well, intimate, kawan; (rather fml) sahabat: he has always been a loyal ~ to me, dia selalu menjadi kawan setia saya; 2. acquaintance, rakan, kawan, teman; (liter. or dated) taulan, handai; (collectively) sahabat handai, handai taulan: her ~s came from all over the country to attend her wedding, rakan-rakannya datang dr seluruh negeri utk menghadiri majlis perkahwinannya; 3. patron, lover, peminat: ~s of the theatre, peminat teater; Kamus Inggeris-Melayu Dewan

friend 4. supporter (of cause, fight, party, etc) penyokong: he’s no ~ of our movement, dia bukan penyokong gerakan kita; 5. st helpful, teman: diamonds are a girl’s best ~, berlian ialah teman wanita yg paling rapat; 6. person who is not an enemy, kawan: “who goes there? F~ or foe?”, “siapa tu? Kawan atau lawan?”; 7. a. term used when addressing a group of people, saudara sekalian, saudara-saudara; (colloq) kawan-kawan, teman-teman; Kamus Inggeris-Melayu Dewan

friend b. term used in referring to so, rakan, saudara, kawan: my learned ~, rakan saya yg arif; my honourable ~, yg berhormat; 8. (humorous) person known, kawan: our ~ with the buck-teeth is absent today, kawan kita yg bergigi jongang itu tdk datang hari ini; our ~s the Special Branch, kawan-kawan kita dr Cawangan Khas; 9. member of the Society of Friends, Kuaker; Kamus Inggeris-Melayu Dewan

friend be ~s with, berkawan dgn, kawan: Fatimah is ~s with Aziah, Fatimah berkawan dgn Aziah or Fatimah kawan Aziah; have ~s in high places, mempunyai kawan yg berpangkat besar; /be, make / ~s again, berkawan /balik, semula/; make ~s with, make a ~ of, berkawan dgn. Kamus Inggeris-Melayu Dewan

next friend n sahabat wakil. Kamus Inggeris-Melayu Dewan

pen-friend n sahabat pena. Kamus Inggeris-Melayu Dewan

school friend n /rakan, kawan/ sekolah. Kamus Inggeris-Melayu Dewan

Friend (v)
present: friends
past: friended
past participle: friended
present participle: friending
  • kawan
  • sahabat
  • teman

Friend (n)
plural: friends
  • sahabat
  • teman

Friend : noun : person, not a relation, whom one knows and likes well

آلِف، إِلْف، جَلِيس، خِدْن، خِلْص، خِلّ، خَلِيط، خَلِيل، رَفِيق، زَمِيل، صاحِب، صاحِبَة، صَدِيق، صَدِيقَة، عَشِير، قَرِين، قَعِيد، مُؤَانِس، مُجَالِس، مُرَافِق، مُزَامِل، مُصَاحِب، مُعَاشِر، مُلَازِم، مُنَادِم، نَدِيم، وَفِيق، وَلِيف، وَلِيّ

friend  (frnd)
1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
4. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement: friends of the clean air movement.
5. Friend A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.
tr.v. friend·edfriend·ingfriends
1. To add (someone) as a friend on a social networking website.
2. Archaic To befriend.

[Middle English, from Old English frond; see pr- in Indo-European roots.]

friendless adj.
friendless·ness n.
Word History: friend is a lover, literally. The relationship between Latin amcus "friend" and am "I love" is clear, as is the relationship between Greekphilos "friend" and phile "I love." In English, though, we have to go back a millennium before we see the verb related to friend. At that time, frond, the Old English word for "friend," was simply the present participle of the verb fron, "to love." The Germanic root behind this verb is *fr-, which meant "to like, love, be friendly to." Closely linked to these concepts is that of "peace," and in fact Germanic made a noun from this root, *frithu-, meaning exactly that. Ultimately descended from this noun are the personal names Frederick, "peaceful ruler," and Siegfried, "victory peace." The root also shows up in the name of the Germanic deity Frigg, the goddess of love, who lives on today in the word Friday, "day of Frigg," from an ancient translation of Latin Veneris dis, "day of Venus."

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friend [frɛnd]
1. a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection, and loyalty; an intimate
2. an acquaintance or associate
3. an ally in a fight or cause; supporter
4. a fellow member of a party, society, etc.
5. a patron or supporter a friend of the opera
be friends (with) to be friendly (with)
make friends (with) to become friendly (with)
(tr) an archaic word for befriend
[Old English frēond; related to Old Saxon friund, Old Norse frǣndi, Gothic frijōnds, Old High German friunt]
friendless  adj
friendlessness  n
friendship  n

(Christianity / Protestantism) a member of the Religious Society of Friends; Quaker

(Individual Sports & Recreations / Mountaineering)™ Mountaineering a device consisting of a shaft with double-headed spring-loaded cams that can be wedged in a crack to provide an anchor point

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ThesaurusLegend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.friendfriend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
individualmortalpersonsomebodysomeonesoul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
alter ego - a very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourself
amigo - a friend or comrade
best friend - the one friend who is closest to you
comradebrother - used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; "Greetings, comrade!"
buddychumcronypalsidekickbrother - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
companioncomradefamiliarfellowassociate - a friend who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
confidantintimate - someone to whom private matters are confided
flatmate - an associate who shares an apartment with you
girlfriend - any female friend; "Mary and her girlfriend organized the party"
light - a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"
mate - informal term for a friend of the same sex
roomieroommateroomy - an associate who shares a room with you
schoolfriend - a friend who attends the same school
2.friend - an associate who provides cooperation or assistance; "he's a good ally in fight"
associate - a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
blood brother - a male sworn (usually by a ceremony involving the mingling of blood) to treat another as his brother
foeenemy - a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
3.friendfriend - a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"
individualmortalpersonsomebodysomeonesoul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
bunkmate - someone who occupies the same sleeping quarters as yourself
campmate - someone who lives in the same camp you do
connection - (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship); "he has powerful connections"
end man - a man at one end of a row of people
homeboy - a male friend from your neighborhood or hometown
messmate - (nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship)
pickup - a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships
class fellowclassmateschoolfellowschoolmate - an acquaintance that you go to school with
4.friendfriend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
advocateadvocatorexponentproponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
anglophilanglophile - an admirer of England and things English
believertruster - a supporter who accepts something as true
Boswell - a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds
cheerleader - an enthusiastic and vocal supporter; "he has become a cheerleader for therapeutic cloning"
Confederate - a supporter of the Confederate States of America
corporatist - a supporter of corporatism
enthusiastpartizanpartisan - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
FrancophilFrancophile - an admirer of France and everything French
free trader - an advocate of unrestricted international trade
functionalist - an adherent of functionalism
Jacobite - a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts
loyaliststalwart - a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
New Dealer - a supporter of the economic policies in the United States known as the New Deal
Graecophilephilhellenephilhellenist - an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
mainstaypillar - a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community"
Roundhead - a supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War
seconder - someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote
Shavian - an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works
endorserindorserratifiersubscriber - someone who expresses strong approval
well-wishersympathisersympathizer - someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
toasterwassailer - someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
maintainersustainerupholder - someone who upholds or maintains; "firm upholders of tradition"; "they are sustainers of the idea of democracy"
verifiervoucher - someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
Whig - a supporter of the American Revolution
5.friendFriend - a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
QuakersReligious Society of FriendsSociety of Friends - a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2008 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

1. companionpalmate (informal)buddy (informal)partnerchina (Brit. & S. African informal)familiarbest friendintimatecock (Brit. informal), close friend, comradechum (informal)cronyalter egoconfidantplaymateconfidantemain man (slang, chiefly U.S.)soul matehomeboy (slang, chiefly U.S.)cobber (Austral. or old-fashioned N.Z. informal)bosom friend, boon companion, Achates I had a long talk with my best friend.
companion rivalenemyopponentcompetitorfoeadversaryantagonist
2. supporterallyassociatesponsoradvocatepatronbackerpartisanprotagonistbenefactoradherentwell-wisher the Friends of Birmingham Royal Ballet
"A friend should bear his friend's infirmities" [William Shakespeare Julius Caesar]
"The belongings of friends are common" [Aristotle]
"My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake" [Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics]
"Friends are born, not made" [Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams]
"True happiness"
"Consists not in the multitude of friends,"
"But in the worth and choice" [Ben Jonson Cynthia's Revels]
"Friends are God's apology for relatives" [Hugh Kingsmill]
"Old friends are the best. King James used to call for his old shoes; for they were easiest for his feet" [John Seldon Table Talk]
"Old friends are the blessing of one's later years - half a word conveys one's meaning" [Horace Walpole]
"The only way to have a friend is to be one" [Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays: First Series]
"Of two close friends, one is always the slave of the other" [Mikhail Lermontov A Hero of Our Time]
"A friend in need is a friend indeed"

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n friend [frend]
1 someone who knows and likes another person very well He is my best friend. teman
2 a person who acts in a friendly and generous way to people etc he or she does not know a friend to animals. penyayang
adj friendless
without friends alone and friendless. tiada kawan
adj friendly
kind and willing to make friends She is very friendly to everybody. ramah
n friendship
1 the state of being friends Friendship is a wonderful thing. persahabatan
2 a particular relationship between two friends Our friendship grew through the years. persahabatan
make friends (with)
to start a friendly relationship; to become friends with someone The child tried to make friends with the dog. cari kawan

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