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friend

 
 
pronunciation:
frend
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part of speech: noun
inflections: friended
definition 1: a person whom you know well and like and who likes you.
Sheila and I have been friends since kindergarten.
 
synonyms:
amigo, buddy, chum, pal
antonyms:
enemy, foe
similar words:
boyfriend, companion, comrade, girlfriend, mate
definition 2: a person who supports a group or a cause with money.
The friends of the library raised money to buy books.
synonyms:
patron, supporter
similar words:
advocate, sponsor
derivations: friendless (adj.), friendlessness (n.)
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