Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 890 (Friend)

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#890. Friend. -- N. friend, friend of one's bosom; alter ego; best friend, bosom friend, soulmate, fast friend; amicus[Lat]; usque ad aras[Lat]; fidus Achates[Lat][obs]; persona grata.

acquaintance, neighbor, next-door neighbor, casual acquaintance, nodding acquaintance; wellwisher.

favorer, fautor[obs], patron, Mecaenas; tutelary saint, good genius, advocate, partisan, sympathizer; ally; friend in need &c. (auxiliary) 711.

comrade, mate, companion, familiar, confrere, comrade, camarade[obs], confidante, intimate; old crony, crony; chum; pal; buddy, bosom buddy; playfellow, playmate, childhood friend; bedfellow, bedmate; chamber fellow.

associate, colleague, compeer.

schoolmate, schoolfellow[obs]; classfellow[obs], classman[obs], classmate; roommate; fellow-man, stable companion.

best man, maid of honor, matron of honor.

compatriot; fellow countryman, countryman.

shopmate, fellow-worker, shipmate, messmate[obs]; fellow companion, boon companion, pot companion; copartner, partner, senior partner, junior partner.

Arcades ambo Pylades and Orestes Castor and Pollux[obs], Nisus and Euryalus[Lat], Damon and Pythias, par nobile fratrum[Lat].

host, Amphitryon[obs], Boniface; guest, visitor, protg.

Phr. amici probantur rebus adversis[Lat]; ohne bruder kann man leben nicht ohne Freund[Ger]; " best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness " [G. Eliot]; conocidos muchos amigos pocos[Sp]; " friend more divine than all divinities " [G. Eliot]; vida sin amigo muerte sin testigo[Sp].