verb (used with object)
- friedreich's ataxia,
- friedreich's disease,
- friedreich's sign,
- friend at court,
- friend in court,
- friend of dorothy,
- friend of the court,
- friend with benefits
Origin of friend
Examples from the Web for friend
In an email exchange a friend said many had repeated this same succinct review but they could never elaborate.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The two strengthened ties over the years and now Krauss considers Epstein a “close” and “considerate” friend.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Detectives with a fugitive task force caught up with Polanco and a friend on a Bronx street in the early afternoon.
“JSwipe is currently under heavy load,” flashed across the screen, one night as a friend and I looked at it.
The gentleman was listed as Orthodox and kosher, which is way too religious for my friend whose JSwipe account I was test-driving.
That he had some notice of what was to be expected from that quarter, appears by the following letter to his friend, Mr. Becher.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.)|Thomas Moore
This, then, is the man who has undertaken to crush my friend Lecour on the question of extraction!The False Chevalier|William Douw Lighthall
The women and children were being hurried to the ships, and two ladies were hastening past my friend.The Angel and the Author - and Others|Jerome K. Jerome
I agree with my friend that we will pay a visit to Mr. A. at two in the morning.Arrows of the Chace, v. 2|John Ruskin
She saw Mrs. Leslie coming to the window with her friend, and nerved herself for the ordeal.Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
Word Origin for friend
Old English freond "friend," present participle of freogan "to love, to favor," from Proto-Germanic *frijojanan "to love" (cf. Old Norse frændi, Old Frisian friund, Middle High German friunt, German Freund, Gothic frijonds "friend," all alike from present participle forms). Related to Old English freo "free" (see free (adj.)).
Meaning "a Quaker" (a member of the Society of Friends) is from 1670s. Feond ("fiend," originally "enemy") and freond often were paired alliteratively in Old English; both are masculine agent nouns derived from present participle of verbs, but are not directly related to one another (see fiend). Related: Friends.
in the Facebook sense, attested from 2005, from the noun, but friend has been used as a verb in English since late 14c. Related: Friended; friending. Old English had freonsped "an abundance of friends" (see speed (n.)); freondleast "want of friends;" freondspedig "rich in friends", all of which would be useful now.
In addition to the idiom beginning with friend
- friend in court
- fair-weather friend
- make friends