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friend

 
Noun friend has 5 senses
  1. friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
    --1 is a kind of
    person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
    --1 has particulars:
     Damon and Pythias; alter ego; amigo; best friend; brother, comrade; buddy, brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekick; companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate; confidant, intimate; flatmate; girlfriend; light; mate; roommate; schoolfriend; Damon; Phintias, Pythias
  2. ally, friend - an associate who provides assistance; "he's a good ally in fight"; "they were friends of the workers"
    --2 is a kind of associate
    Antonyms: foe, enemy
    --2 has particulars: blood brother
  3. acquaintance, friend - a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"
    --3 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
    --3 has particulars:
     bunkmate; campmate; connection; end man; homeboy; messmate; pickup; schoolmate, classmate, schoolfellow, class fellow
  4. supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
    --4 is a kind of advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent
    --4 has particulars:
     anglophile, anglophil; believer, truster; Boswell; cheerleader; Confederate; enthusiast, partisan, partizan; Francophile, Francophil; free trader; functionalist; Jacobite; loyalist, stalwart; New Dealer; philhellene, philhellenist, Graecophile; pillar, mainstay; Roundhead; seconder; Shavian; subscriber, endorser, indorser, ratifier; sympathizer, sympathiser, well-wisher; toaster, wassailer; upholder, maintainer, sustainer; voucher, verifier; Whig
  5. Friend, Quaker - a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
    --5 is a kind of Christian
    --5 is a member of Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends, Quakers
    --5 has particulars: Penn, William Penn
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