adjective, friend·li·er, friend·li·est.

  1. characteristic of or befitting a friend; showing friendship: a friendly greeting.
  2. like a friend; kind; helpful: a little friendly advice.
  3. favorably disposed; inclined to approve, help, or support: a friendly bank.
  4. not hostile or at variance; amicable: a friendly warship; friendly natives.
  5. easy to use, operate, understand, etc. (usually used in combination): a consumer-friendly instruction manual; a friendly food processor.
  6. able to coexist with something without harm or trouble (usually used in combination): environmentally friendly building materials; a child-friendly restaurant.


  1. Also friend·li·ly. in a friendly manner; like a friend.

noun, plural friend·lies.

  1. a person who is in sympathetic relationship to oneself or one’s side; an ally or supporter.

adjective -lier or -liest

  1. showing or expressing liking, goodwill, or trusta friendly smile
  2. on the same side; not hostile
  3. tending or disposed to help or support; favourablea friendly breeze helped them escape

noun plural -lies

  1. Also called: friendly match sport a match played for its own sake, and not as part of a competition, etc

Old English freondlic; see friend (n.) + -ly (1). Related: Friendlily; friendliness.

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