Friendly

Definition of Friendly

Friend´ly
a.1.Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable.
2.Appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting friends; amicable.
In friendly relations with his moderate opponents.
- Macaulay.
3.Not hostile; as, a friendly power or state.
4.Promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious; serviceable; as, a friendly breeze or gale.
On the first friendly bank he throws him down.
- Addison.
adv.1.In the manner of friends; amicably; like friends.
In whom all graces that can perfect beauty
Are friendly met.
- Beau. & Fl.
n.1.A friendly person; - usually applied to natives friendly to foreign settlers or invaders.
These were speedily routed by the friendlies, who attacked the small force before them in fine style.
- E. N. Bennett.
2.(Mil.) A member of one's own military forces, or of allied forces.

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