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
Australian, New Zealand 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