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 friendless
Alone and friendless in the city, Adam is forced to rely on his sister for his social life.
America is a nation founded, after all, by those who may have been friendless back wherever they came from.
The result is a friendless force uncertain of its own purpose.
Friendless, he goes on a frantic search to find a best man for his wedding to Zooey (Rashida Jones).
Iran seems alone and friendless, a pariah in the world, and deservedly so given its long list of sins.
He begged them not to ill-treat a friendless boy; but to let him return176 home in safety.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
Zion bewails her friendless condition, declaring, "there is none to comfort me."Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon|Walter Adeney
“Not friendless, old fellow,” said Leigh, kneeling beside him.Into the Unknown|Lawrence Fletcher
“It will not be so dark and sad and friendless as you think,” she said.A Beautiful Alien|Julia Magruder
Oh, cruel Ethel Brand: to force a friendless girl into such a position!Faithful Margaret|Annie Ashmore
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