Friendship vs. Friend

Friendship vs. Friend — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Friendship and Friend

Friendshipnoun

The quality or condition of being friends.

Friendnoun

A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.

Friendshipnoun

A friendly relationship

formed new friendships at camp.

Friendnoun

A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.

Friendshipnoun

Friendliness; good will

a policy of friendship toward other nations.

Friendnoun

A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.

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Friendshipnoun

(uncountable) The condition of being friends.

Friendnoun

One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement

friends of the clean air movement.

Friendshipnoun

(countable) A friendly relationship, or a relationship as friends.

Friendnoun

Friend A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.

Friendshipnoun

(uncountable) Good will.

Friendverb

(Informal) To add (someone) as a friend on a social networking website.

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Friendshipnoun

the state of being friends

Friendverb

(Archaic) To befriend.

Friendnoun

A person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.

John and I have been friends ever since we were roommates at college.Trust is important between friends.I used to find it hard to make friends when I was shy.

Friendnoun

A boyfriend or girlfriend.

Friendnoun

An associate who provides assistance.

The Automobile Association is every motorist's friend.The police is every law-abiding citizen's friend.

Friendnoun

A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted

a friend of a friend;I added him as a friend on Facebook, but I hardly know

Friendnoun

A person who backs or supports something.

I’m not a friend of cheap wine.

Friendnoun

(informal) An object or idea that can be used for good.

Wiktionary is your friend.

Friendnoun

Used as a form of address when warning someone.

You’d better watch it, friend.

Friendnoun

(object-oriented programming) A function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class.

Friendnoun

(climbing) A spring-loaded camming device.

Friendnoun

(obsolete) A paramour of either sex.

Friendverb

To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help.

Friendverb

(transitive) To add (a person) to a list of friends on a social networking site; to officially designate (someone) as a friend.

Friendnoun

a person you know well and regard with affection and trust;

he was my best friend at the university

Friendnoun

an associate who provides assistance;

he's a good ally in fightthey were friends of the workers

Friendnoun

a person with whom you are acquainted;

I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintanceswe are friends of the family

Friendnoun

a person who backs a politician or a team etc.;

all their supporters came out for the gamethey are friends of the library

Friendnoun

a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)