America is a nation founded, after all, by those who may have been friendless back wherever they came from.
Alone and friendless in the city, Adam is forced to rely on his sister for his social life.
friendless, he goes on a frantic search to find a best man for his wedding to Zooey (Rashida Jones).
The result is a friendless force uncertain of its own purpose.
Iran seems alone and friendless, a pariah in the world, and deservedly so given its long list of sins.
He was broke and friendless, and I was a millionaire and almost as friendless.
You were friendless, and the man who has all earth for a foe befriends you.
When I was poor, struggling alone, friendless, did you even write to me?
It reminds me, a captive by the waters of Babylon, that God is ever with the friendless.
And who could help loving the poor helpless, friendless, neglected child?
Old English freond "friend," present participle of freogan "to love, to favor," from Proto-Germanic *frijojanan "to love" (cf. Old Norse frændi, Old Frisian friund, Middle High German friunt, German Freund, Gothic frijonds "friend," all alike from present participle forms). Related to Old English freo "free" (see free (adj.)).
Meaning "a Quaker" (a member of the Society of Friends) is from 1670s. Feond ("fiend," originally "enemy") and freond often were paired alliteratively in Old English; both are masculine agent nouns derived from present participle of verbs, but are not directly related to one another (see fiend). Related: Friends.
in the Facebook sense, attested from 2005, from the noun, but friend has been used as a verb in English since late 14c. Related: Friended; friending. Old English had freonsped "an abundance of friends" (see speed (n.)); freondleast "want of friends;" freondspedig "rich in friends", all of which would be useful now.