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FRIEND, noun frend.
1. One who is attached to another by affection; one who entertains for another sentiments of esteem, respect and affection, which lead him to desire his company, and to seek to promote his happiness and prosperity; opposed to foe or enemy.
A friend loveth at all times. Proverbs 17:17.
2. One not hostile; opposed to an enemy in war.
3. One reconciled after enmity. Let us be friends again.
4. An attendant; a companion.
5. A favorer; one who is propitious; as a friend to commerce; a friend to poetry; a friend to charitable institution.
6. A favorite. Hushai was David's friend
7. A term of salutation; a familiar compellation.
FRIEND, how camest thou in hither? Matthew 22:12.
So Christ calls Judas his friend though a traitor.
8. Formerly, a paramour.
9. A friend at court, one who has sufficient interest to serve another.
FRIEND, verb transitive frend. To favor; to countenance; to befriend; to support or aid. [But we now use befriend.]
FRIEND'ED, participle passive frend'ed.
1. Favored; befriended.
2. adjective Inclined to love; well disposed.
FRIEND'LESS, adjective frend'less. Destitute of friends; wanting countenance or support; forlorn.
FRIEND'LIKE, adjective frend'like. Having the dispositions of a friend.
FRIEND'LINESS, noun frend'liness.
1. A disposition to friendship; friendly disposition.
2. Exertion of benevolence or kindness.
FRIEND'LY, adjective frend'ly.
1. Having the temper and disposition of a friend; kind; favorable; disposed to promote the good of another.
Thou to mankind be good and friendly still, and oft return.
2. Disposed to peace.
3. Amicable. We are on friendly terms.
4. Not hostile; as a friendly power or state.
5. Favorable; propitious; salutary; promoting the good of; as a friendly breeze or gale. Excessive rains are not friendly to the ripening fruits. Temperance is friendly to longevity.
FRIEND'LY, adverb frend'ly. In the manner of friends; amicably. [Not much used.]
Jesus calls His disciples friends
False friends, instances of:
Pharaoh's butler false to Joseph
Delilah to Samson
The Ephraimite's wife
David to Joab
1 Kings 2:5-6
David to Uriah
1 Kings 10:11
Ahithophel to David
2 Samuel 15:12
Deuteronomy 13:6-9; Job 6:14-15; Job 16:2; Job 16:20; Job 19:13-22; Psalms 35:13-14; Psalms 41:9; Psalms 55:12-14; Psalms 88:8; Psalms 88:18; Proverbs 11:13; Proverbs 17:9; Proverbs 17:17; Proverbs 18:24; Proverbs 22:24-27; Proverbs 25:17; Proverbs 25:19; Proverbs 27:6; Proverbs 27:9-10; Proverbs 27:14; Proverbs 27:17; Proverbs 27:19; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Amos 3:3; 2 Timothy 4:16
Abraham and Lot
Ruth and Naomi
David and Abiathar
1 Samuel 22:23
David and Nahash
2 Samuel 10:2
David and Hiram
1 Kings 5:1
David and Ittai
2 Samuel 15:19-21
Job and his three friends
Daniel and his three companions
Luke and Theophilus
Paul and his nephew
Paul, Priscilla, and Aquila
FRIEND'SHIP, noun frend'ship.
1. An attachment to a person, proceeding from intimate acquaintance, and a reciprocation of kind offices, or from a favorable opinion of the amiable and respectable qualities of his mind. friendship differs from benevolence, which is good will to mankind in general, and from that love which springs from animal appetite. True friendship is a noble and virtuous attachment, springing from a pure source, a respect for worth or amiable qualities. False friendship may subsist between bad men, as between thieves and pirates. This is a temporary attachment springing from interest, and may change in a moment to enmity and rancor.
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
There is little friendship in the world.
The first law of friendship is sincerity.
2. Mutual attachment; intimacy.
If not in friendship live at least in peace.
3. Favor; personal kindness.
His friendships, still a few confined, were always of the middling kind.
4. Friendly aid; help; assistance.
5. Conformity; affinity; correspondence; aptness to unite.
We know those colors which have a friendship with each other.
[Not common and hardly legitimate.]