friend,\ friendly

Used in Ireland as an umbrella term for all that is good in life.

Greeting: How the friend(ly) are ya!

Question: Who wants a friend (drink, chocolate etc)? Adjective: Yer one is pretty friendly (sexy).


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  • friendly society — noun Britain : benefit society * * * friendly society noun A benefit society, an association for relief in sickness, old age or widowhood, by provident insurance • • • Main Entry: ↑friend * * * friendly society UK US noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • friend´li|ness — friend|ly «FREHND lee», adjective. li|er, li|est, adverb, noun, plural lies. –adj. 1. of a friend; having the attitude of a friend; kind: »a friendly teacher. 2. like a friend; like that of a fr …   Useful english dictionary

  • friend´li|ly — friend|ly «FREHND lee», adjective. li|er, li|est, adverb, noun, plural lies. –adj. 1. of a friend; having the attitude of a friend; kind: »a friendly teacher. 2. like a friend; like that of a fr …   Useful english dictionary

  • friend|ly — «FREHND lee», adjective. li|er, li|est, adverb, noun, plural lies. –adj. 1. of a friend; having the attitude of a friend; kind: »a friendly teacher. 2. like a friend; like that of a fr …   Useful english dictionary

  • friendly — friend|ly1 [ frendli ] adjective *** ▸ 1 pleasant and helpful ▸ 2 liking each other ▸ 3 about a country ▸ 4 game: not in competition ▸ 5 about takeover 1. ) someone who is friendly is always pleasant and helpful toward other people: I enjoy… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Friend — (fr[e^]nd), n. [OR. frend, freond, AS. fre[ o]nd, prop. p. pr. of fre[ o]n, fre[ o]gan, to love; akin to D. vriend friend, OS. friund friend, friohan to love, OHG. friunt friend, G. freund, Icel. fr[ae]ndi kinsman, Sw. fr[ a]nde. Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • friendly — friend•ly [[t]ˈfrɛnd li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est, 1) characteristic of or befitting a friend: a friendly greeting[/ex] 2) like a friend; kind; helpful 3) favorably disposed; inclined to approve, help, or support 4) not hostile or at variance;… …   From formal English to slang

  • friend — W1S1 [frend] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(person you like)¦ 2 be friends (with somebody) 3 4 be just (good) friends 5¦(supporter)¦ 6¦(not an enemy)¦ 7¦(parliament/court of law)¦ 8 be no friend of something 9 Friend …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • friendly — [frend′lē] adj. friendlier, friendliest [ME frendli < OE freondlice] 1. like, characteristic of, or suitable for a friend, friends, or friendship; kindly 2. not hostile; amicable 3. supporting; helping; favorable [a friendly wind] 4. showing… …   English World dictionary

  • Friendly — Friend ly, a. [AS. fre[ e]ndl[imac]ce.] 1. Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable. [1913 Webster] 2. Appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting friends; amicable. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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