(Friend"less), a. [AS. freóndleás.] Destitute of friends; forsaken. Friend"less*ness, n.
(Friend"li*ly) adv. In a friendly manner. Pope.
(Friend"li*ness), n. The condition or quality of being friendly. Sir P. Sidney.
(Friend"ly), a. [AS. freéndlice.]
1. Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable.
2. Appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting friends; amicable.
In friendly relations with his moderate opponents.Macaulay.
3. Not hostile; as, a friendly power or state.
4. Promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious; serviceable; as, a friendly breeze or gale.
On the first friendly bank he throws him down.Addison.
Syn. Amicable; kind; conciliatory; propitious; favorable. See Amicable.
(Friend"ly), adv. In the manner of friends; amicably; like friends. [Obs.] Shak.
In whom all graces that can perfect beautyBeau. & Fl.
Are friendly met.
(Friend"ship), n. [AS. freóndscipe. See Friend, and -ship.]
1. The state of being friends; friendly relation, or attachment, to a person, or between persons; affection
arising from mutual esteem and good will; friendliness; amity; good will.
There is little friendship in the world.Bacon.
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.Rambler.
Preferred by friendship, and not chosen by sufficiency.Spenser.
2. Kindly aid; help; assistance, [Obs.]
Some friendship will it [a hovel] lend you gainst the tempest.Shak.
3. Aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence. [Obs.]
Those colors . . . have a friendship with each other.Dryden.
(Fri"er) n. One who fries.
(Friese) n. Same as Friesic, n.
(Fries"ic) a. Of or pertaining to Friesland, a province in the northern part of the Netherlands.
(Fries"ic), n. The language of the Frisians, a Teutonic people formerly occupying a large part of
the coast of Holland and Northwestern Germany. The modern dialects of Friesic are spoken chiefly in
the province of Friesland, and on some of the islands near the coast of Germany and Denmark.
(Fries"ish), a. Friesic. [R.]