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Friend vs. Freeloader

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Friendnoun

A person 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.’;

Freeloadernoun

One who does not contribute or pay appropriately; one who gets a free ride, etc. without paying a fair share.

Friendnoun

A boyfriend or girlfriend.

Freeloadernoun

An individual who takes expired unsold merchandise from the back of supermarket premises.

Friendnoun

An associate who provides assistance.

‘The Automobile Association is every motorist's friend.’; ‘The police is every law-abiding citizen's friend.’;

Freeloadernoun

someone who takes advantage of the generosity of others

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Friendnoun

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’;

Friendnoun

A person who backs or supports something.

‘I’m not a friend of cheap wine.’;

Friendnoun

(informal) An object or idea that can be used for good.

‘Wiktionary is your friend.’;

Friendnoun

Used as a form of address when warning someone.

‘You’d better watch it, friend.’;

Friendnoun

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

Friendnoun

(climbing) A spring-loaded camming device.

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Friendnoun

(obsolete) A paramour of either sex.

Friendverb

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

Friendverb

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

Friendnoun

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.’;

Friendnoun

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?’;

Friendnoun

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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Friendnoun

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.’;

Friendnoun

A paramour of either sex.

Friendverb

To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.

‘Fortune friends the bold.’;

Friendnoun

a person you know well and regard with affection and trust;

‘he was my best friend at the university’;

Friendnoun

an associate who provides assistance;

‘he's a good ally in fight’; ‘they were friends of the workers’;

Friendnoun

a person with whom you are acquainted;

‘I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances’; ‘we are friends of the family’;

Friendnoun

a person who backs a politician or a team etc.;

‘all their supporters came out for the game’; ‘they are friends of the library’;

Friendnoun

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

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