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Definition of “friend” - Learner’s Dictionary

friend

noun [C]     /frend/
A1 someone who you know well and like: Sarah's my best friend (= the friend I like most). Gordon is a friend of mine. I'm going to New York to visit some friends.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries
an old friend
A2 someone who you have known and liked for a long timeFriends, acquaintances and contemporaries
be friends (with sb)
B1 to know and like someone: I have been friends with Jo for years.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries
make friends (with sb)
B1 to begin to know and like someone: He's shy and finds it difficult to make friends.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries
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