Friendship: A Bond Like a Bracelet

friend (n):

1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
2. a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: (friends of the Boston Symphony.)
3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile: Who goes there? Friend or foe?
4. a member of the same nation, party, etc.
5. (initial capital letter) a member of the Religious Society of Friends; Quaker.
6. a person associated with another as a contact on a social-networking website: (We’ve never met, but we’re Facebook friends.)
(v) – used with object:
7. Rare. to befriend. add (a person) to one’s list of contacts on a social-networking website :I just friended a couple of guys in my class.
9. make friends with, to enter into friendly relations with; become friend to.