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Definition 1: troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces - [noun denoting group]

Samples where friendly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • friendlies came to their rescue

(friendly is a kind of ...) soldiers collectively

(friendly belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: characteristic of or befitting a friend - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where friendly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • friendly advice
  • a friendly neighborhood
  • the only friendly person here
  • a friendly host and hostess

(friendly is similar to ...) exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor

(friendly is similar to ...) marked by friendly companionship with others

"a social cup of coffee"

(friendly is similar to ...) having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

"had a cozy chat" "a relaxed informal manner" "an intimate cocktail lounge" "the small room was cozy and intimate"

(friendly is similar to ...) (chiefly Scottish) agreeable and genial

(friendly is similar to ...) heartily friendly and congenial

(friendly is similar to ...) like a companion

"companionate marriage" "a companionate dog"

(friendly is similar to ...) (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals

(friendly is similar to ...) diffusing warmth and friendliness

"an affable smile" "an amiable gathering" "cordial relations" "a cordial greeting" "a genial host"

(means also ...) living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups

"a human being is a social animal" "mature social behavior"

(means also ...) inclined to or conducive to companionship with others

"a sociable occasion" "enjoyed a sociable chat" "a sociable conversation" "Americans are sociable and gregarious"

(means also ...) characterized by friendship and good will

"an amicable agreement"

(means also ...) disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity

"a good-natured and hospitable man" "a hospitable act" "hospitable invitations"

(means also ...) characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit

"gracious even to unexpected visitors" "gracious living" "he bears insult with gracious good humor"

(means also ...) psychologically warm; friendly and responsive

"a warm greeting" "a warm personality" "warm support"

(means also ...) suitable to your needs

"a congenial atmosphere to work in" "two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"

(... are attributes of friendly) a friendly disposition

Definition 3: of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where friendly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in friendly territory
  • he was accidentally killed by friendly fire

Definition 4: easy to understand or use - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where friendly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • user-friendly computers
  • a consumer-friendly policy
  • a reader-friendly novel

(friendly is used in the usage domain ...) a bound form used only in compounds

"`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"

Definition 5: inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where friendly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a government friendly to our interests
  • well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States
  • a relaxed environment well-disposed to the appreciation of good food and fine wine

Synonyms for friendly in the sense of this definition

(friendly is similar to ...) characterized by friendship and good will

"an amicable agreement"

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