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1a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations. a person who acts as a supporter of a cause, organization, or country by giving financial or other help:join the Friends of Guilford Free Library a person who is not an enemy or who is on the same side:she was unsure whether he was friend or foe a familiar or helpful thing:he settled for that old friend the compensation grant (often as a polite form of address or in ironic reference) an acquaintance or a stranger one comes across:my friends, let me introduce myself a contact associated with a social networking website:all of a sudden you’ve got 50 friends online who need to stay connected 2 (Friend) a member of the Religious Society of Friends; a Quaker.
verb [with object]
1add (someone) to a list of contacts associated with a social networking website:I am friended by 29 people who I have not friended back 2 archaic befriend (someone).
in the middle.