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- A person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.
- A boyfriend or girlfriend.
- An associate who provides assistance.
- The Automobile Association is every motorist’s friend.
- The police is every law abiding citizen’s friend.
- A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted
- a friend of a friend
- A person who backs something.
- I’m not a friend of cheap wine.
- An object or idea that can be used for good.
- Google is your friend.
- Used as a form of address when warning someone.
- You’d better watch it, friend.
- to act as the friend of
- to join a list of associates of a fellow member of one's social networking site
- 2006, David Fono and Kate Raynes-Goldie, "Hyperfriendship and Beyond: Friends and Social Norms on LiveJournal" (PDF version), Internet Research Annual Volume 4, Peter Lang, ISBN 0820478571, page 99,
- The difference between responses to the statement, "If someone friends me, I will friend them," and "If I friend someone, I expect them to friend me back," is telling.
- 2006, Kevin Farnham and Dale G. Farnham, Myspace Safety: 51 Tips for Teens And Parents, How-To Primers, ISBN 0977883353, page 69,
- One of the most used features of MySpace is the practice that is nicknamed "friending." If you "friend" someone, then that person is added to your MySpace friends list, and you are added to their friends list.