Synonyms of friend in English:

friend


See definition of friend

noun

1‘she went to stay with her friend in the next town’

SYNONYMS

companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associate

sister, brother

informal pal, bosom pal, buddy, bosom buddy, chum, spar, sidekick, cully, crony, main man

British informal bezzie, mate, oppo, china, mucker, butty, bruvver, bruv

Northern English informal marrow, marrer, marra

North American informal amigo, compadre, paisan, homie, bro

North American South African informal homeboy, homegirl

South African informal gabba

NZ Australian informal offsider

archaic compeer

rare fidus Achates

ANTONYMS

enemy

2‘a meeting of the friends of the Royal Botanic Garden’

SYNONYMS

patron, backer, supporter, benefactor, benefactress, sponsor

well-wisher, defender, champion

informal angel

rare benefactrice, benefactrix, Maecenas

ANTONYMS

opponent