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friend (n.)

古英语 freond "一个人通过个人关注和偏好的感情而附着在另一个人身上,"来自于原日耳曼语 *frijōjands "情人,朋友"(也是古北欧语 frændi ,古丹麦语 frynt ,古弗里斯兰语 friund ,荷兰语 vriend ,中高德语 friunt ,德语 Freund ,哥特语 frijonds "朋友"的来源),来自于PIE *priy-ont- ,"爱的",根 *pri- "爱"的现在分词形式。

意为"一个贵格会成员"( Society of Friends )来自1670年代。 Feond ("fiend",原为"敌人")和 freond 在古英语中常被搭配成连词;两者都是阳性代理名词,由动词的现在分词衍生而来,但它们之间没有直接关系(见 fiend )。相关链接: Friends .

Origin and meaning of friend

friend (v.)

在Facebook的意义上,从2005年开始证明,从名词开始。 Friend 偶尔在英语中被用作动词,自13世纪以来("成为朋友"),尽管更常见的动词是"加入友谊,作为朋友" befriend 。相关词: Friended ; friending 。古英语有 freonsped "丰富的朋友"(见 speed (n.)); freondleast "想要朋友"; freondspedig "丰富的朋友"。

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Definitions of friend from WordNet
1
friend (n.)
a person you know well and regard with affection and trust;
he was my best friend at the university
friend (n.)
an associate who provides cooperation or assistance;
Synonyms: ally
friend (n.)
a person with whom you are acquainted;
we are friends of the family
Synonyms: acquaintance
friend (n.)
a person who backs a politician or a team etc.;
they are friends of the library
2
Friend (n.)
a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers);
Synonyms: Quaker
From wordnet.princeton.edu