But why, instead of consulting us, do you not consult our friend Socrates about the education of the youths?
The Indians gathered about in wonder as Jim knelt beside his friend.
Here is something about 'friend,' and another word I can't make out.
We can weather any storm if we have a friend to lean on, and I'm that, God knows.
Does he come under the recommendatory 'firman' of any dear friend or acquaintance?
What war could ravish, commerce could bestow, And he returned a friend, who came a foe.
I shall always be the friend of men, and keep near their dwellings.
Boss, that friend of yours has a vocabulary that'd turn a mule into a race horse.
I vowed the captain was no friend of mine; yet I believed him honest.
“All this is madness,” cries a sober sage: But who, my friend, has reason in his rage?
friend O.E. freond, prp. of freogan "to love, to favor," from P.Gmc. *frijojanan "to love" (cf. O.N. frændi, O.Fris. friund, M.H.G. friunt, Ger. Freund, Goth. frijonds "friend," all alike from prp. forms). Related to O.E. freo "free." Meaning "a Quaker" (a member of the Society of Friends) is from 1670s. Feond ("fiend," originally "enemy") and freond often were paired alliteratively in O.E.; both are masculine agent nouns derived from prp. of verbs, but are not directly related to one another. Related: Friends. As a verb, in the Facebook sense, attested from 2005.