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Chum vs. Friend — What's the Difference?

Chum vs. Friend — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Chum and Friend

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Chum

An intimate friend or companion.
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Friend

A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
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Chum

Bait usually consisting of oily fish ground up and scattered on the water.
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Friend

A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
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Chum

A chum salmon.
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Friend

A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
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Chum

To be an intimate friend.
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Friend

One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement
Friends of the clean air movement.
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Chum

To display good-natured friendliness
Chummed around with the other teammates.
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Friend

Friend A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.
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Chum

To share the same room, as in a dormitory.
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Friend

(Informal) To add (someone) as a friend on a social networking website.
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Chum

To scatter such bait in order to lure fish.
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Friend

(Archaic) To befriend.
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Chum

To lure (fish) with such bait.
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Friend

A person, typically someone other than a family member, spouse or lover, whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.
John and I have been friends ever since we were roommates at college.
Trust is important between friends.
I used to find it hard to make friends when I was shy.
We became friends in the war and remain friends to this day.
We were friends with some girls from the other school and stayed friends with them.
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Chum

(dated) A friend; a pal.
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Friend

An associate who provides assistance.
The Automobile Association is every motorist's friend.
The police is every law-abiding citizen's friend.
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Chum

(dated) A roommate, especially in a college or university.
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Friend

A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted.
A friend of a friend;
I added him as a friend on Facebook, but I hardly know
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Chum

A mixture of (frequently rancid) fish parts and blood, dumped into the water as groundbait to attract predator fish, such as sharks.
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Friend

A person who backs or supports something.
I’m not a friend of cheap wine.
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Chum

(intransitive) To share rooms with someone; to live together.
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Friend

(informal) An object or idea that can be used for good.
Fruit is your friend.
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Chum

(transitive) To lodge (somebody) with another person or people.
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Friend

Used as a form of address when warning someone.
You’d better watch it, friend.
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Chum

(intransitive) To make friends; to socialize.
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Friend

(object-oriented programming) A function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class.
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Chum

To accompany.
I'll chum you down to the shops.
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Friend

(climbing) A spring-loaded camming device.
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Chum

To cast chum into the water to attract fish.
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Friend

(euphemistic) A lover; a boyfriend or girlfriend.
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Chum

A roommate, especially in a college or university; an old and intimate friend.
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Friend

A relative, a relation by blood or marriage.
Friends agree best at a distance.
Make friends of framet folk.
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Chum

Chopped pieces of fish used as bait.
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Friend

To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help.
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Chum

To occupy a chamber with another; as, to chum together at college.
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Friend

(transitive) To add (a person) to a list of friends on a social networking site; to officially designate (someone) as a friend.
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Chum

A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
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Friend

One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society and welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.
Want gives to know the flatterer from the friend.
A friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
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Friend

One not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or enemy; also, one of the same nation, party, kin, etc., whose friendly feelings may be assumed. The word is some times used as a term of friendly address.
Friend, how camest thou in hither?
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Friend

One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend to commerce, to poetry, to an institution.
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Friend

One of a religious sect characterized by disuse of outward rites and an ordained ministry, by simplicity of dress and speech, and esp. by opposition to war and a desire to live at peace with all men. They are popularly called Quakers.
America was first visited by Friends in 1656.
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Friend

A paramour of either sex.
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Friend

To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
Fortune friends the bold.
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Friend

A person you know well and regard with affection and trust;
He was my best friend at the university
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Friend

An associate who provides assistance;
He's a good ally in fight
They were friends of the workers
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Friend

A person with whom you are acquainted;
I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances
We are friends of the family
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Friend

A person who backs a politician or a team etc.;
All their supporters came out for the game
They are friends of the library
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Friend

A member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
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