adjective, friendlier, friendliest.
characteristic of or befitting a friend
; showing friendship: a friendly greeting.
like a friend
; kind; helpful: a little friendly advice.
favorably disposed; inclined to approve, help, or support: a friendly bank.
not hostile or at variance; amicable: a friendly warship; friendly natives.
6. Also, friendlily.
in a friendly manner; like a friend
noun, plural friendlies. 7.
a person who is in sympathetic relationship to oneself or one's side; one who shows no hostility.
Origin: before 900; Middle English frendly, Old English frēondlīc. Related forms
1. companionable, neighborly. 2. kindly, amiable, cordial, genial, affectionate, kind-hearted. 3. benevolent, well-disposed, helpful, favorable; advantageous, propitious.