A friendat court or in court, one disposed to act as a friend in a place of special opportunity or influence.To be friends with, to have friendly relations with. "He's . . . friends with Cæsar." Shak.To make friends with, to become reconciled to or on friendly terms with. "Having now made friends with the Athenians." Jowett

(Friend), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Friended; p. pr. & vb. n. Friending.] To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend. [Obs.]

Fortune friends the bold.

(Friend"ed), a.

1. Having friends; [Obs.]

2. Inclined to love; well-disposed. [Obs.] Shak.

(Friend"ing), n. Friendliness. [Obs.] Shak.

Friday to Fringilla

(Fri"day) n. [AS. frigedæg, fr. Frigu, the gooddes of marriage; friqu love + dæg day; cf. Icel. Frigg name of a goddess, the wife of Odin or Wodan, OHG. Friatag, Icel. Frjadagr. AS. frigu is prob. from the root of E. friend, free. See Free, and Day.] The sixth day of the week, following Thursday and preceding Saturday.

(Fridge) v. t. [AS. frician to dance, from free bold. Cf. Freak, n.] To rub; to fray. [Obs.] Sterne.

(Frid"stol`) Frithstool
(Frith`stool") (frith"st&oomacl`), n. [AS. friðstol. See Fred, and Stool.] A seat in churches near the altar, to which offenders formerly fled for sanctuary. [Written variously fridstool, freedstool, etc.] [Obs.]

(Fried) imp. & p. p. of Fry.

(Friend) n. [OR. frend, freond, AS. freónd, prop. p. pr. of freón, freógan, to love; akin to D. vriend friend, OS. friund friend, friohan to love, OHG. friunt friend, G. freund, Icel. frændi kinsman, Sw. frände. Goth. frijonds friend, frijon to love. &radic83. See Free, and cf. Fiend.]

1. One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society and welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.

Want gives to know the flatterer from the friend.

A friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Prov. xviii. 24.

2. One not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or enemy; also, one of the same nation, party, kin, etc., whose friendly feelings may be assumed. The word is some times used as a term of friendly address.

Friend, how camest thou in hither?
Matt. xxii. 12.

3. One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend to commerce, to poetry, to an institution.

4. One of a religious sect characterized by disuse of outward rites and an ordained ministry, by simplicity of dress and speech, and esp. by opposition to war and a desire to live at peace with all men. They are popularly called Quakers.

America was first visited by Friends in 1656.
T. Chase.

5. A paramour of either sex. [Obs.] Shak.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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