Synonyms of friend in English:

friend

noun

  • 1 she went to stay with her friend in the next town
    companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associate; sister, brother
    informal pal, bosom pal, buddy, bosom buddy, chum, spar, sidekick, cully, crony, main man
    British informal bezzie, mate, oppo, china, mucker, butty
    Northern English informal marrow, marrer, marra
    North American informal amigo, compadre, paisan, homie, bro
    North American & South African informal homeboy, homegirl
    South African informal gabba
    Australian/New Zealand informal offsider
    archaic compeer
    [Antonyms] enemy
  • 2 a meeting of the friends of the Royal Botanic Garden
    patron, backer, supporter, benefactor, benefactress, sponsor; well-wisher, defender, champion
    informal angel
    rare benefactrice, benefactrix, Maecenas
    [Antonyms] opponent
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