AskDefine | Define friendly

Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA /fr'εndli/

Adjective

  1. Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
  2. Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.
    He gave a friendly smile.
    a Having an easy relationship with something, as in user-friendly etc.
    b Without any relationship based on negativity, as in friendly competition.
  3. Of or pertaining to friendlies (friendly noun sense 2, below).
    ''The soldier was killed by friendly fire.

Antonyms

Translations

warm, approachable
  • Czech: přátelský
  • Finnish: ystävällinen
  • French: amical, amicale, aimable, gentil, gentille
  • German: freundlich
  • Hungarian: barátságos
  • Japanese: 親切な, 愛想のよい, 人当たりのよい,
  • Polish: przyjazny , przyjazna , przyjazne
  • Romanian: prietenos
  • Swedish: vänlig
characteristic of friendliness
  • Esperanto: amika
  • Finnish: ystävällinen
  • French: amical, amicale, aimable, gentil, gentille
  • German: freundlich
  • Japanese: 気さくな, 友好的な
  • Polish: przyjazny , przyjazna , przyjazne
  • Swedish: vänlig
military sense

Adverb

  1. In a friendly manner, like a friend.

Synonyms

Translations

in a friendly manner
  • Armenian: ընկերաբար
  • Esperanto: amike
  • Finnish: ystävällinen
  • French: amicalement, aimablement, gentiment
  • German: freundlich
  • Hungarian: barátságosan
  • Japanese 友好的に, 気さくに
  • Romanian: prieteneşte

Noun

  1. A game which is of no consequence in terms of ranking, betting etc.
  2. In the context of "military|lang=en": Someone of the same side of a conflict.

Translations

(sports) game
someone of the same side
  • Finnish: oma
  • Japanese: 味方
Translations to be checked

Extensive Definition

Friendly means behaving in a kind way to someone, as a friend would behave. The opposite is unfriendly.
It is also the name of:
It can also mean:
As a noun, it also refers to a non-competitive sporting fixture.
friendly in Dutch: Friendly
friendly in Polish: Friendly
friendly in Volapük: Friendly

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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