KJV Dictionary Definition: friend
FRIEND, n. frend.
1. One who is attached to another by affection; one who entertains for another sentiments of esteem, respect and affection, which lead him to desire his company, and to seek to promote his happiness and prosperity; opposed to foe or enemy.
A friend loveth at all times. Prov. 17.
2. One not hostile; opposed to an enemy in war.
3. One reconciled after enmity. Let us be friends again.
4. An attendant; a companion.
5. A favorer; one who is propitious; as a friend to commerce; a friend to poetry; a friend to charitable institution.
6. A favorite. Hushai was David's friend.
7. A term of salutation; a familiar compellation.
Friend, how camest thou in hither? Matt. 22.
So Christ calls Judas his friend, though a traitor.
8. Formerly, a paramour.
9. A friend at court, one who has sufficient interest to serve another.
FRIEND, v.t. frend. To favor; to countenance; to befriend; to support or aid. But we now use befriend.
FRIEND'ED, pp. frend'ed.
1. Favored; befriended.
2. a. Inclined to love; well disposed.