1. Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable.
2. Appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting friends; amicable.
In friendly relations with his moderate opponents. --Macaulay.
3. Not hostile; as, a friendly power or state.
4. Promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious; serviceable; as, a friendly breeze or gale.
On the first friendly bank he throws him down. --Addison.
Syn: -- Amicable; kind; conciliatory; propitious; favorable. See Amicable.
Friend·ly, adv. In the manner of friends; amicably; like friends. [Obs.]
In whom all graces that can perfect beauty
Are friendly met. --Beau. & Fl.
1. A friendly person; -- usually applied to natives friendly to foreign settlers or invaders.
These were speedily routed by the friendlies, who attacked the small force before them in fine style. --E. N. Bennett.
adj 1: characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice";
"a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person
here"; "a friendly host and hostess" [ant: unfriendly]
2: favorably disposed; not antagonistic or hostile; "a
government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable
3: easy to understand or use; "user-friendly computers"; "a
consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel" [ant:
4: of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an
ally; "in friendly territory"; "he was accidentally killed
by friendly fire" [ant: hostile]
[also: friendliest, friendlier]