2. a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony.
3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile: Who goes there? Friend or foe?
4. a member of the same nation, party, etc.
5. (initial capital letter) a member of the Religious Society of Friends; a Quaker.–verb (used with object)
6. Rare. to befriend.—Idiom
7. make friends with, to enter into friendly relations with; become a friend to.