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I'd say that I'm a very friendly, outgoing, happy person who just wants to make the people around me happy.
Cindy Busby

Meaning of "friendly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FRIENDLY

friendly  [ˈfrɛndlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FRIENDLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Friendly can act as a noun and an adjective.
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.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FRIENDLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Friendly

Friendly may refer to: ▪ Friendly, the stage name of Australian-born musician Andrew Kornweibel ▪ Exhibition game or friendly match, in association football; a game which has no consequence in a wider competition ▪ Friendly, an animal character in The Animals of Farthing Wood ▪ Friendly Center, a shopping mall in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States ▪ Friendly numbers, numbers which share the ratio : ▪ Friendly TV, a British TV station 2003 - 2010 ▪ Friendly's, an American restaurant chain...

Definition of friendly in the English dictionary

The first definition of friendly in the dictionary is showing or expressing liking, goodwill, or trust. Other definition of friendly is on the same side; not hostile. Friendly is also tending or disposed to help or support; favourable.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FRIENDLY


blandly
ˈblændlɪ
blindly
ˈblaɪndlɪ
Brindley
ˈbrɪndlɪ
determinedly
dɪˈtɜːmɪndlɪ
ecofriendly
ˈiːkəʊˌfrɛndlɪ
environment-friendly
ɪnˈvaɪərənməntˌfrɛndlɪ
fondly
ˈfɒndlɪ
gay-friendly
ˈɡeɪˌfrɛndlɪ
grandly
ˈɡrændlɪ
husbandly
ˈhʌzbəndlɪ
jocundly
ˈdʒɒkəndlɪ
kindly
ˈkaɪndlɪ
profoundly
prəˈfaʊndlɪ
roundly
ˈraʊndlɪ
secondly
ˈsɛkəndlɪ
soundly
ˈsaʊndlɪ
spindly
ˈspɪndlɪ
unfriendly
ʌnˈfrɛndlɪ
unkindly
ʌnˈkaɪndlɪ
unsoundly
ʌnˈsaʊndlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FRIENDLY

friend
friend at court
friend of Dorothy
friendless
friendlessness
friendlier
friendlies
friendliest
friendlily
friendliness
friendly fire
Friendly Islands
friendly match
friendly society
Friends of the Earth
friendship
frier
fries

WORDS THAT END LIKE FRIENDLY

allegedly
badly
deadly
environmentally friendly
hardly
moribundly
overfondly
ozone-friendly
proudly
purblindly
rapidly
repandly
repeatedly
reportedly
rotundly
sadly
secundly
to put it mildly
undoubtedly
user-friendly

Synonyms and antonyms of friendly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FRIENDLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «friendly» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of friendly

Translation of «friendly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FRIENDLY

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

Translator English - Chinese

友好的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

simpático
570 millions of speakers

English

friendly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनुकूल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وُدِّيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дружеский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

amigável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sympathique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mesra
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

freundlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

親しい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

친절한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Loropaken
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thân thiện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நட்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनुकूल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arkadaş canlısı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

amichevole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przyjazny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

товариський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prietenos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φιλικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vriendelike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vänlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vennlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of friendly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FRIENDLY»

The term «friendly» is very widely used and occupies the 1.935 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FRIENDLY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «friendly» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «friendly» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «FRIENDLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word friendly.
1
Paul Arden
We are all advertising, all of the time. If you want to sell your car, what do you do? You clean and polish it and make it the best you can. Some people bake bread when they are trying to sell their house because the smell adds a friendly feeling. Even the priest, with all his or her fervour, is advertising God. Everybody is selling.
2
Sushmita Banerjee
The Afghans, despite their backwardness, are a friendly lot, but the Taliban are as barbaric as the Huns from the past.
3
William Banting
Experience has taught me to believe that, these human beans are the most insidious enemies man, with a tendency to corpulence in advanced life, can possess, though eminently friendly to youth.
4
Henry Walter Bates
The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown.
5
Kenneth Blackwell
Job creation requires a business friendly environment with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars.
6
Jakob Bohme
The sweet quality is set opposite to the bitter, and is a gracious, amiable, blessed and pleasant quality, a refreshing of the life, an allaying of the fierceness. It maketh all pleasant and friendly in every creature; it maketh the vegetables of the earth fragrant and of good taste, affording fair, yellow, white and ruddy colours.
7
Cindy Busby
I'd say that I'm a very friendly, outgoing, happy person who just wants to make the people around me happy.
8
Frank Carlucci
We would like to have friendly regimes with enough broad participation of their populations to maintain long-term stability, so that we would have not only access to the region's wealth, but we would be able to ensure the security of our good friend Israel.
9
Dick Cheney
The good Lord didn't see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States. Occasionally we have to operate in places where, all considered, one would not normally choose to go. But we go where the business is.
10
Billy Childish
I like feeling at home and knowing people. I like talking about ideas and being friendly.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FRIENDLY»

Discover the use of friendly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to friendly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Dyslexia-Friendly Primary School: A Practical Guide for ...
This book offers a step-by-step guide to creating a dyslexia-friendly classroom and whole-school environment.
Barbara Pavey, 2007
2
Child Friendly Schools Manual
The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a ...
‎2009
3
A Friendly Guide to Wavelets
This book has a number of unique features which...makes it particularly valuable for newcomers to the field." Mathematical Reviews "The book is indeed what its title promises: A friendly guide to wavelets.
Gerald Kaiser, 2010
4
Friendly Settlements Before the European Court of Human ...
This book provides a full overview of the Court's friendly settlements and suggest ways they could be improved.
Helen Keller, Magdalena Forowicz, Lorenz Engi, 2010
5
ADD-friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
A professional organizer and a renowned ADD clinician join forces to present this guide that addresses the unique needs of adults with ADD.
Judith Kolberg, Kathleen G. Nadeau, 2002
6
Discovering Friendly and Fraternal Societies: Their Badges ...
Although often grouped under the misleading umbrella title of 'Masonic', this book describes the history of the vast range of friendly and fraternal societies, their badges and regalia.
Victoria Solt Dennis, 2005
7
Friendly Food: The Essential Guide to Avoiding Allergies, ...
Produced in conjunction with a group of world renowned allergy experts at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Friendly Food is an essential guide for anyone with allergies or food and chemical intolerances.
Anne Ruth Swain, R. H. Loblay, Valencia L. Soutter, 2004
8
Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide
The second edition of Lois Tyson's classic guide offers a thorough and accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory.
Lois Tyson, 2012
9
The Friendly Stars
Covers the names, light, and distance of the stars, double stars, constellations, and more in an informative and engaging style, entertaining and instructive. 25 illustrations. 16 x 30 chart.
Martha Evans Martin, Donald Howard Menzel, 1964
10
Friendly Fire: The Accidental Shootdown of U.S. Black Hawks ...
This book attempts to make sense of this tragedy--a tragedy that on its surface makes no sense at all. With almost twenty years in uniform and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, Lieutenant Colonel Snook writes from a unique perspective.
Scott A. Snook, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FRIENDLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term friendly is used in the context of the following news items.
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That 'fitness friendly' bar might backfire
Energy bars are known to make people a prime target for the "fitness trap" — a tendency to eat more and exercise less when foods are labeled ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
Southampton transfer news: Jordy Clasie left out of Feyenoord …
Jordy Clasie appears to be on the cusp of a transfer to Southampton after Feyenoord left him out of a pre-season friendly due to the 'serious ... «Metro, Jul 15»
3
Blackpool pre-season friendly abandoned after fans invade pitch in …
Blackpool's friendly at Lancaster City has been delayed by a pitch invasion protesting against chairman Karl Oyston. pic.twitter.com/ ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Alex Baptiste breaks leg during first Middlesbrough appearance in …
Middlesbrough defender Alex Baptiste has suffered a broken leg during his first appearance for the club, in a pre-season friendly at York City. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
Steven Gerrard makes LA Galaxy debut in pre-season friendly
Steven Gerrard "looked like he belonged" as he played his first game for LA Galaxy in a friendly, the MLS side's manager Bruce Arena said. «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
6
Start-up turns methane from manure into eco-friendly plastic
What if you could pluck pollution out of the air — like the methane gas emitted from cow manure — and create plastics? Scientists have long ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
7
Six budget-friendly summer party ideas worth celebrating
If you're thinking about having a summer party (or three), check out our ideas for wallet-friendly summer festivities. They're fun for the whole ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
8
Benteke, Grealish spared in friendly defeat
Christian Benteke and Jack Grealish were wrapped in cotton wool as Aston Villa suffered a 3-1 preseason defeat to Fulham in Portugal. «ESPN.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Paul Rudd is your friendly neighborhood Jewish superhero
Paul Rudd is your friendly neighborhood Jewish superhero. Quintessential nice guy comedian says he turned to humor as a way to fit in among ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
10
Breaking Down Real Madrid's Pre-Season Friendly Opponents
Real Madrid head to Australia on Sunday for the first part of a pre-season tour that will see them rack up over 27,000 miles. They play several ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»

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