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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 friend·ly /ˈfrɛn(d)li/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Friend·ly, a.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Friend·ly, n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]