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English noun: friend

1. friend (person) a person you know well and regard with affection and trust


SamplesHe was my best friend at the university.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)alter ego, amigo, associate, best friend, brother, brother, buddy, chum, companion, comrade, comrade, confidant, crony, familiar, fellow, flatmate, girlfriend, intimate, light, mate, pal, roomie, roommate, roomy, schoolfriend, sidekick


Instance hyponymDamon, Damon and Pythias, Phintias, Pythias

2. friend (person) an associate who provides cooperation or assistance


SamplesHe's a good ally in fight.


Synonymsally


Broader (hypernym)associate


Narrower (hyponym)blood brother


Antonymsfoe, enemy

3. friend (person) a person with whom you are acquainted


SamplesI have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances.
We are friends of the family.


Synonymsacquaintance


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)bunkmate, campmate, class fellow, classmate, connection, end man, homeboy, messmate, pickup, schoolfellow, schoolmate


Antonymsstranger, alien, stranger, unknown

4. friend (person) a person who backs a politician or a team etc.


SamplesAll their supporters came out for the game.
They are friends of the library.


Synonymsadmirer, booster, champion, protagonist, supporter


Broader (hypernym)advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent


Narrower (hyponym)anglophil, anglophile, believer, Boswell, cheerleader, Confederate, corporatist, endorser, enthusiast, Francophil, Francophile, free trader, functionalist, Graecophile, indorser, Jacobite, loyalist, mainstay, maintainer, New Dealer, partisan, partizan, philhellene, philhellenist, pillar, ratifier, Roundhead, seconder, Shavian, stalwart, subscriber, sustainer, sympathiser, sympathizer, toaster, truster, upholder, verifier, voucher, wassailer, well-wisher, Whig

5. Friend (person) a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)


SynonymsQuaker


Broader (hypernym)Christian


Instance hyponymPenn, William Penn


Member meronymQuakers, Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends









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