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friend

noun [C] (PERSON YOU LIKE)    /frend/
A1 a person who you know well and who you like a lot, but who is usually not a member of your family: She's my best/oldest/closest friend - we've known each other since we were five. He's a family friend/friend of the family. This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend of mine. We've been friends for years. José and Pilar are (good) friends of ours. We're (good) friends with José and Pilar. She said that she and Peter were just (good) friends (= they were not having a sexual relationship). I've made a lot of friends in this job. He finds it difficult to make friends. → See also befriendFriends, acquaintances and contemporaries someone who is not an enemy and who you can trust: You don't have to pretend any more - you're among friends now.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries
(Definition of friend noun (PERSON YOU LIKE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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