friend|ly1 [ `frendli ] adjective ***
▸ 1 pleasant and helpful
▸ 2 liking each other
▸ 3 about a country
▸ 4 game: not in competition
▸ 5 about takeover
1. ) someone who is friendly is always pleasant and helpful toward other people:
I enjoy working there, everyone is so friendly.
He will be remembered as a kind friendly person.
friendly toward/to: The local people went out of their way to be friendly toward us.
a ) used about people's behavior:
a friendly smile/manner/welcome: The receptionist greeted us with a friendly smile.
b ) used about places and situations:
There's a warm and friendly atmosphere at the club.
It's not a very friendly city.
─ opposite UNFRIENDLY
2. ) if you are friendly with someone, you are their friend:
Janet and I used to be very friendly.
friendly with: Doctors shouldn't get too friendly with their patients.
on friendly terms: We parted on friendly terms.
3. ) a friendly country or government has a good relationship with your country and is not your enemy:
To the Allies, Switzerland was a friendly neutral country.
The new country hopes to establish friendly relations with all its neighbors.
a ) on the same side as you in a war:
friendly aircraft
─ opposite HOSTILE
4. ) a friendly game is not part of a competition but is played for fun or to practice skills:
Would you care for a friendly game of chess?
a ) used for saying that people compete with each other but are friends:
There was a friendly rivalry between them.
5. ) BUSINESS a friendly TAKEOVER is one in which a company has agreed that another company should buy it
─ opposite HOSTILE
╾ friend|li|ness noun uncount
friend|ly 2 [ `frendli ] noun count BRITISH
a game that is not part of a competition but is played for fun or to practice skills

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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