Pronunciation: (frend'lē), [key]
—adj., -li•er, -li•est,
—adv., n., pl. -lies.
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.
Also,friend'li•ly.in a friendly manner; like a friend.
a person who is in sympathetic relationship to oneself or one's side; one who shows no hostility.
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