friendly

[ frend-lee ]
/ ˈfrɛnd li /

adjective, friend·li·er, friend·li·est.

adverb

Also friend·li·ly . in a friendly manner; like a friend.

noun, plural friend·lies.

a person who is in sympathetic relationship to oneself or one's side; an ally or supporter.

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Origin of friendly

before 900; Middle English frendly,Old English frēondlīc.See friend, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM friendly

friend·li·ness, nounpre·friend·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for friendly (1 of 2)

friendly
/ (ˈfrɛndlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

showing or expressing liking, goodwill, or trusta friendly smile
on the same side; not hostile
tending or disposed to help or support; favourablea friendly breeze helped them escape

noun plural -lies

Also called: friendly match sport a match played for its own sake, and not as part of a competition, etc

Derived forms of friendly

friendlily, adverbfriendliness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for friendly (2 of 2)

-friendly

adj combining form

helpful, easy, or good for the person or thing specifiedozone-friendly
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