Definitions for: Friendly

[adj] characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
[adj] of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "in friendly territory"; "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire"
[adj] (in combination) easy to understand or use; "user-friendly computers"; "a consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel"
[adj] favorably disposed; not antagonistic or hostile; "a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"

Webster (1913) Definition: Friend"ly, a. [AS. fre['e]ndl[imac]ce.]
1. Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to
promote the good of another; kind; favorable.

2. Appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting
friends; amicable.

In friendly relations with his moderate opponents.

3. Not hostile; as, a friendly power or state.

4. Promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious;
serviceable; as, a friendly breeze or gale.

On the first friendly bank he throws him down.

Syn: Amicable; kind; conciliatory; propitious; favorable. See

Friend"ly, adv.
In the manner of friends; amicably; like friends. [Obs.]

In whom all graces that can perfect beauty Are friendly
met. --Beau. & Fl.

Friend"ly, n.
A friendly person; -- usually applied to natives friendly to
foreign settlers or invaders.

These were speedily routed by the friendlies, who
attacked the small force before them in fine style.
--E. N.

Synonyms: affable, amiable, chummy, companionate, comradely, cordial, couthie, couthy, cozy, favorable, genial, hail-fellow, hail-fellow-well-met, informal, intimate, matey, neighborly, neighbourly, pally, palsy-walsy, social, well-disposed

Antonyms: hostile, unfriendly

See Also: agreeable, amicable, congenial, gracious, hospitable, sociable, warm

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