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The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
Ed Koch

Meaning of "bosom friend" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BOSOM FRIEND

bosom friend  [ˈbʊzəm frend] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOSOM FRIEND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bosom friend is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BOSOM FRIEND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of bosom friend in the English dictionary

The definition of bosom friend in the dictionary is intimate friend.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BOSOM FRIEND


cayenned
keɪˈend
convertend
kənˈvɜːtˌend
downtrend
ˈdaʊntrend
faciend
ˈfæsɪˌend
forspend
fɔːˈspend
kenned
kend
knee-bend
ˈniːˌbend
misintend
ˌmɪsɪnˈtend
missend
ˌmɪsˈsend
mistend
ˌmɪsˈtend
miswend
ˌmɪsˈwend
outspend
aʊtˈspend
prehend
prɪˈhend
reascend
ˌriːəˈsend
resuspend
ˌriːsəˈspend
stend
stend
subtrend
ˈsʌbˌtrend
uptrend
ˈʌptrend
yearend
ˈjɪərˌend
yenned
jend

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOSOM FRIEND

boskiest
boskiness
Boskop
bosky
Bosman ruling
Bosnia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bosnian
bosom
bosomy
boson
bosonic
Bosphorus
Bosporus
bosquet
boss
boss cocky
boss screen
boss-eyed

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOSOM FRIEND

befriend
best friend
boyfriend
defriend
fair-weather friend
false friend
family friend
fiend
four-legged friend
friend
furry friend
girlfriend
lady friend
litigation friend
next friend
pen friend
personal friend
school friend
unfriend
woman friend

Synonyms and antonyms of bosom friend in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bosom friend» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOSOM FRIEND

Find out the translation of bosom friend to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bosom friend from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bosom friend» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

知音
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

amigo del alma
570 millions of speakers

English

bosom friend
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छाती दोस्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حضن صديق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

закадычный друг
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

amigo do peito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিন্নহৃদয় বন্ধু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ami intime
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kawan kakak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Busenfreund
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

親友
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가슴 친구
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sahabat kakang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lòng người bạn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிஸம் நண்பர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

छाती मित्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Can yoldaşı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

amico del cuore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

serdecznym przyjacielem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

добрий друг
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prieten sânul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιστήθιος φίλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

boesem vriend
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hjärtevän
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barm venn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bosom friend

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOSOM FRIEND»

The term «bosom friend» is regularly used and occupies the 96.199 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOSOM FRIEND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bosom friend

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2 QUOTES WITH «BOSOM FRIEND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bosom friend.
1
Joseph Addison
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
2
Ed Koch
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOSOM FRIEND»

Discover the use of bosom friend in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bosom friend and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Bosom Friend: A Novel
A Novel Mrs. Grey (Elizabeth Caroline). the sombre library at Shirley Hall, the night before Lady de Crespigny's departure, in the gloom of twilight, and amid the tears and sighs of a parting interview, Nice had drawn from her a solemn promise , ...
Mrs. Grey (Elizabeth Caroline), 1845
2
The Individual and Society
Edited by Mulk Raj Anand and Eleanor Zelliot. New Delhi: Gyan Publishers, 1992 . Translated from the Marathi by Jayant Karve and Eleanor Zelliot. 'Bosom Friend,' from her collection Phiyad (1984) reflects the experience Bosom Friend Hira ...
Department of English, University of Delhi, 2005
3
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the ...
Ben Jtuson, — He sent for his bosom-friend i, f with whom hr most confidently consulted, and ihewed the paper to them j the contents whereof he could not conceive. Clarendon. —The fourth privilege of friendship is that which is here specified ...
4
A Letter to a Friend of Robert Burns: Occasioned by an ...
Would a bosom friend of the author, his counsellor and confessor, have told such things, if true, as this book contains ? and who, but one possessed of the intimate knowledge which none but a bosom friend can acquire, could have been ...
William Wordsworth, James Gray, 1816
5
muslim
Bk 31, Number 5872: Abdullah reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: If I were to choose from my Umma anyone as my bosom friend, I would have chosen Abu Bakr. Bk 31, Number 5873: 'Abdullah reported Allah's ...
IslamKotob
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Sahih Muslim: Being Traditions of the Sayings and Doings of ...
Bk 31, Number 5872: Abdullah reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: If I were to choose from my Umma anyone as my bosom friend, I would have chosen Abu Bakr. Bk 31, Number 5873: 'Abdullah reported Allah's ...
IslamKotob, 1990
7
The Bosom Friend; a Novel
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Grey, 2010
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Sahih Muslim
Book 031, Number 5873: 'Abdullah reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: If I were to choose as my bosom friend I would have chosen the son of Abu Quhafa (Abu Bakr) as my bosom friend.
ʻAbdul Ḥamīd Ṣiddīqī, 1976
9
The Bosom Friend a Novel
This book an EXACT reproduction of the original book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.
Anonymous, T. C. Newby, 2010
10
The Practical Works of Richard Baxter: With a Preface, ...
And if our bosom friend be notoriously better than we are, and more serviceable to God and to the common good, we should love him also above ourselves, and therefore not chiefly for ourselves. 4. But in case of an equality of goodness and ...
Richard Baxter, 1838

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOSOM FRIEND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bosom friend is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Whatever happened to conversation?
She reminded us about wasting our time on idle chatter, that the phone was a useful apparatus, not a bosom friend. How times have changed. «Inquirer.net, Jun 15»
2
Conjuring 1860s Lambton Mills and Agnes FitzGibbon: Porter
McDowell tells me all this as though FitzGibbon was her bosom friend. She's a woman raised on Canadian history — her parents named her ... «Toronto Star, Jun 15»
3
Is it offensive when straight girls say they'll 'go gay'?
... the expression of romantic friendship - kind of like how Anne Shirley was devoted to Diana Barry, declaring her a "bosom friend" and "kindred ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»
4
Senate throws out APC's nominations for Majority Leader, others
With due respect, the Point of Order raised by my bosom friend and brother, Ashafa, did not hold. The Standing Rule went further to explain the ... «The Guardian Nigeria, Jun 15»
5
Lookingglass Theatre moves Moby-Dick from sea to sky
... "bosom friend," Queequeg (Anthony Fleming III, riveting as usual), both of whom have signed on for the voyage in order to sow their wild oats. «Chicago Reader, Jun 15»
6
How 2 Drug Couriers Were Arrested
He got in touch with a bosom friend in Togo who talked him into the drug business. He thought it would be easy. As the Ethiopian plane landed ... «The News, Jun 15»
7
Window on the Middle East - June 22, 2015
In Arabic Hebron is called al-Khalil which means bosom friend. It is so named because of its association with Abraham, who was known as ... «Open Democracy, Jun 15»
8
Chinese Director Xie Tieli Dead at 90
His credits include “A Dream of Red Mansions,” “Early Spring in February” and “Bosom Friend.” Xie was a deputy head of the Beijing Film ... «Variety, Jun 15»
9
May this Ramadan end sectarian conflicts
Repel the bad with something better and, if there is enmity between you and someone else, he will be like a bosom friend. (Surah Fussilat, 34) «Tehran Times, Jun 15»
10
Kikwete leads mourners in laying Mufti Simba to rest
For his part, IPP Executive Chairman Dr Reginald Mengi said Mufti was his bosom friend before and after being the leader. Dr Mengi said he ... «IPPmedia, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bosom friend [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bosom-friend>. Sep 2019 ».
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