What is friendly?

  • (adj): Favorably disposed; not antagonistic or hostile.
    Example: "A government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Friendly means acting in a non-threatening manner toward and/or showing kindness to someone, as a friend would behave. Thus friendly implies a mode of friendship as distinct from amiable or genial. Professional service is expected to be amiable or genial but not necessarily friendly. The opposite is unfriendly or even hostile.

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Some articles on friendly:

Friendly Fraud - History
... Friendly fraud has been widespread on the internet, affecting both the sale of physical products and digital transactions ... developers such as Nexon implemented a prepaid system in 2007 to combat friendly fraud, selling prepaid cards in stores such as Target ... credit card policies and fees that have made internet vendors especially vulnerable targets of friendly fraud ...
Friendly - Other Uses
... Exhibition game or friendly match, in association football a game which has no consequence in a wider competition Friendly (Farthing Wood), a book character Friendly numbers, numbers which ...
Friendly Center
... Friendly Center is a large, open-air shopping center located in northwestern Greensboro, North Carolina, near the intersection of Wendover Avenue and Friendly Avenue ... The shopping center opened in August 1957, and with its inward orientation, Friendly Center could be classified as an outdoor lifestyle center ... In early 2006, construction of The Shops at Friendly Center began after the nearby Burlington Industries office building was demolished ...
Friendly Persuasion
... Friendly Persuasion" can refer to The Friendly Persuasion, a 1945 novel by Jessamyn West (writer) Friendly Persuasion (film), a 1956 movie based on the ...
Chile National Football Team - Current Status - Latest Results
... Friendly December 21, 2011 Chile 3 – 2 Paraguay La Serena, Chile UTC-3 S. 56' Stadium Estadio La Portada Attendance 9,000 Referee Raúl Orosco (Bolivia) Friendly February 15, 2012 Paraguay 2 – 0 Chile Luque, Paraguay É.Benítez ... Ortigoza 72' Stadium Estadio Feliciano Cáceres Attendance 10,000 Friendly February 29, 2012 Chile 1 – 1 Ghana Chester, Pennsylvania, United States 1915 ...

More definitions of "friendly":

  • (adj): Easy to understand or use.
    Example: "User-friendly computers"; "a consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel"
  • (adj): Of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally.
    Example: "In friendly territory"; "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire"
  • (adj): Characteristic of or befitting a friend.
    Example: "Friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"

Famous quotes containing the word friendly:

    This monument, so imposing and tasteful, fittingly typifies the grand and symmetrical character of him in whose honor it has been builded. His was “the arduous greatness of things done.” No friendly hands constructed and placed for his ambition a ladder upon which he might climb. His own brave hands framed and nailed the cleats upon which he climbed to the heights of public usefulness and fame.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    The surprise of animals... in and out, cats and dogs and a milk goat and chickens and guinea hens, all taken for granted, as if man was intended to live on terms of friendly intercourse with the rest of creation instead of huddling in isolation on the fourteenth floor of an apartment house in a city where animals occurred behind bars in the zoo.
    Elizabeth Janeway (b. 1913)

    “I,” said the dove, from the rafters high,
    —Unknown. The Friendly Beasts (l. 17)