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
(Fridge) v. t. [AS. frician to dance, from free bold. Cf. Freak, n.] To rub; to fray. [Obs.] Sterne.
(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.Dryden.
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.
A friend at 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.Spenser.
1. Having friends; [Obs.]
2. Inclined to love; well-disposed. [Obs.] Shak.
(Friend"ing), n. Friendliness. [Obs.] Shak.