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friend British & World English

A person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations

friend English Thesaurus

she went to stay with her friend in the next town

Friend in friend British & World English

A member of the Religious Society of Friends; a Quaker

best friend British & World English

A person’s closest friend

friend zone British & World English

A situation in which a friendship exists between two people, one of whom has an unreciprocated romantic or sexual interest in the other

bosom friend British & World English

A very close or intimate friend

false friend British & World English

A word or expression that has a similar form to one in a person’s native language, but a different meaning (for example English magazine and French magasin ‘shop’)

McKenzie friend British & World English

A person who attends a trial as a non-professional helper or adviser to a litigant who does not have legal representation in court

fair-weather friend British & World English

A person whose friendship cannot be relied on in times of difficulty

four-legged friend British & World English

A pet with four legs, especially a dog

be no friend of British & World English

Show no support or sympathy for

my learned friend British & World English

Used by a barrister or solicitor in court to address or refer to another barrister or solicitor

my noble friend British & World English

Used to address or refer to another member of one’s own party in the House of Lords

man's best friend British & World English

An affectionate or approving way of referring to dogs

a friend at court British & World English

A person in a position to use their influence on one’s behalf

friend with benefits British & World English

A friend with whom one has an occasional and casual sexual relationship

my honourable friend British & World English

Used to address or refer to another member of one’s own party in the House of Commons

friend with in friend British & World English

Have a sexual relationship with

my Right Honourable friend British & World English

Used to address or refer to another member of one’s own party in the House of Commons who is also a privy counsellor

a friend in need is a friend indeed British & World English

A person who helps at a difficult time is a person who you can really rely on

lady friend in lady British & World English

A female lover or sweetheart

penfriend British & World English

A person with whom one becomes friendly by exchanging letters, especially someone in a foreign country whom one has never met

my noble friend in friend British & World English

Used to address or refer to another member of one’s own party in the House of Lords

man's best friend in man British & World English

An affectionate or approving way of referring to dogs

be no friend of in friend British & World English

Show no support or sympathy for

a friend at court in friend British & World English

A person in a position to use their influence on one’s behalf

my honourable friend in friend British & World English

Used to address or refer to another member of one’s own party in the House of Commons

my learned friend in friend British & World English

Used by a barrister or solicitor in court to address or refer to another barrister or solicitor


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