Friend"ly, a. [AS. freéndlIce.]

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.

 

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Friend"ly, adv.

In the manner of friends; amicably; like friends. [Obs.] Shak.

In whom all graces that can perfect beauty
Are friendly met.
Beau. & Fl.

 

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Friend"ly, n.

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.

 

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