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(1)   Characteristic of or befitting a friend
"Friendly advice"
"A friendly neighborhood"
"The only friendly person here"
"A friendly host and hostess"
(2)   Of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
"In friendly territory"
"He was accidentally killed by friendly fire"
(3)   Easy to understand or use
"User-friendly computers"
"A consumer-friendly policy"
"A reader-friendly novel"
(4)   Favorably disposed; not antagonistic or hostile
"A government friendly to our interests"
"An amicable agreement"


(5)   Troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
"Friendlies came to their rescue"


  1. Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
    Pets must be friendly, working animals rather obedient
  2. Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.
    He gave a friendly smile.
  3. Having an easy relationship with something, as in user-friendly etc.
  4. Without any hostility, as in friendly competition.
  5. Of or pertaining to friendlies (friendly noun sense 2, below). Also applied to other bipolar confrontations, such as team sports
    The soldier was killed by friendly fire.


  1. A game which is of no consequence in terms of ranking, betting etc.
    Even as friendlies, derbies soften arouse string emotions
  2. Person or entity on the same side of a conflict.