friend [-s, -'s] n


  1. Acquaintance; fellow creature.
  2. Companion; comrade; associate; fellowman.
  3. Well-wisher; visitor; caller; neighbor; passerby; [fig.] intruder; person who interrupts.
  4. Beloved; darling; loved one; person held in regard.
  5. Compatriot; countryman; fellow citizen.
  6. Comforter; sympathizer; attendant; caretaker.
  7. Pal; buddy; chum; child; kinsman; [fig.] self.
  8. Considerate person; one of polite nature; gentle.
  9. Mentor; adviser; counselor.
  10. Familiar person; well-known entity; [fig.] consolation; comfort zone.
  11. Angel; guardian; defender; protector; [fig.] Deity; Spirit.
  12. Advocate; proponent; loyal ally.
  13. Supporter; peer; servant; mediator; exponent.
  14. Teacher; instructor.
  15. Trustee; colleague.
  16. Element; force of nature.