Friend vs Man - What's the difference?

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As a noun friend

is a quaker; a member of the.

As a proper noun friend

is .

As a pronoun man is

i.

friend

English

(Friendship)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.
  • *
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  • A boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • An associate who provides assistance.
  • A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=27, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing",
  • A person who backs or supports something.
  • (informal) An object or idea that can be used for good.
  • (colloquial, ironic, used only in the vocative) Used as a form of address when warning someone.
  • (computing, programming) In object-oriented programming, a function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class.
  • * 1991 , Tom Swan, Learning C++
  • But don't take the following sections as an endorsement of friends'. Top C++ programmers avoid using ' friends unless absolutely necessary.
  • * 2001 , Stephen Prata, C++ primer plus
  • In that case, the function needn't (and shouldn't) be a friend .
  • * 2008 , D S Malik, C++ Programming: From Problem Analysis to Program Design
  • To make a function be a friend to a class, the reserved word friend precedes the function prototype
  • (obsolete) A paramour of either sex.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Synonyms

    * (person whose company one enjoys) bud (qualifier), buddy (qualifier), chum (British), mate (British), pal, crony, amigo, bro * (boyfriend or girlfriend) boyfriend, girlfriend, lover * (person with whom you are acquainted) acquaintance * (person who provides assistance) ally * (person who backs something) admirer, booster, champion, protagonist, supporter * (form of address used in warning someone) buster, mate (British), pal, buddy * See also

    Antonyms

    * (person whose company one enjoys) enemy, foe, nemesis (nonstandard) * (person who provides assistance) enemy, foe

    Usage notes

    * We usually make a friend'', or ''make friends with someone. See

    Derived terms

    * a friend in need is a friend indeed * best friend * befriend * bosom friend * boy friend * boyfriend * circle of friends * close friend * fair-weather friend * false friend * four-legged friend * * friend of mine * friend of ours * friend with benefits * friendish * friendless * friendly * Friends * friendship * friends list * friendsome * friend zone * girl friend * girlfriend * good friend * identification friend or foe * lady friend * man's best friend * old friend * penfriend, pen friend, pen-friend * schoolfriend

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help.
  • * 1596 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , IV.ii:
  • Lo sluggish Knight the victors happie pray: / So fortune friends the bold [...].
  • To add (a person) to a list of friends on a social networking site; to officially designate (someone) as a friend.
  • * 2006 , David Fono and Kate Raynes-Goldie, " Hyperfriendship and Beyond: Friends and Social Norms on LiveJournal]" ([http://k4t3.org/publications/hyperfriendship.pdf PDF version]), Internet Research Annual Volume 4 , Peter Lang, ISBN 0820478571, page [http://books.google.com/books?q=%22friend+them%22+consalvo&btnG=Search+Books 99,
  • The difference between responses to the statement, "If someone friends' me, I will '''friend''' them," and "If I '''friend''' someone, I expect them to ' friend me back," is telling.
  • * 2006 , Kevin Farnham and Dale G. Farnham, Myspace Safety: 51 Tips for Teens And Parents , How-To Primers, ISBN 0977883353, page 69,
  • One of the most used features of MySpace is the practice that is nicknamed "friending." If you "friend " someone, then that person is added to your MySpace friends list, and you are added to their friends list.

    Synonyms

    * (to act as the friend of) befriend

    Antonyms

    * (social networking) defriend, unfriend

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    man

    English

    Noun

    (men)
  • An adult male human.
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), Henry V , act 4, scene 1:
  • The king is but a man , as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me.
  • *
  • *:“it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
  • (lb) All human males collectively: mankind.
  • * 2011 , Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In , p.109:
  • Unsurprisingly, if modern man is a sort of camera, modern woman is a picture.
  • A human, a person of either gender, usually an adult.
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), Henry IV, Part 2 , act 4, scene 2:
  • a man cannot make him laugh.
  • * 1611 , Bible (KJV), (w) 12.17:
  • Recompence to no man euill for euill.
  • * (Joseph Addison), Monaco, Genoa, &c. , p.9:
  • A man would expect, in so very ancient a town of Italy, to find some considerable antiquities; but all they have to show of this nature is an old Rostrum of a Roman ship, that stands over the door of their arsenal.
  • * 1991' edition (original: '''1953 ), Darell Huff, ''[//archive.org/details/HowToLieWithStatistics How to Lie with Statistics] , pp.19–20:
  • Similarly, the next time you learn from your reading that the average man (you hear a good deal about him these days, most of it faintly improbable) brushes his teeth 1.02 times a day—a figure I have just made up, but it may be as good as anyone else's – ask yourself a question. How can anyone have found out such a thing? Is a woman who has read in countless advertisements that non-brushers are social offenders going to confess to a stranger that she does not brush her teeth regularly?
  • (lb) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity.
  • * 1647 , Westminster Shorter Catechism, question 10:
  • How did God create man ?
    God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.
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  • A member of the genus Homo'', especially of the species ''Homo sapiens .
  • * 1990 , The Almanac of Science and Technology (ISBN 0151050503), p.68:
  • The evidence suggests that close relatives of early man , in lineages that later became extinct, also were able to use tools.
  • (lb) A sentient being, whether human or supernatural.
  • * A Gest of Robyn Hode'', in the ''Child Ballads :
  • For God is holde a ryghtwys man .
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), Much Ado about Nothing , act 3, scene 5:
  • God's a good man .
  • * 1609 , (Ben Jonson), :
  • Expect: But was the devil a proper man , gossip?
    As fine a gentleman of his inches as ever I saw trusted to the stage, or any where else.
  • An adult male who has, to an eminent degree, qualities considered masculine, such as strength, integrity, and devotion to family; a mensch.
  • * 1883 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), :
  • He’s more a man than any pair of rats of you in this here house
  • * 2011 , Timothy Shephard, Can We Help Us?: Growing Up Bi-Racial in America (ISBN 1456754610), p.181:
  • I had the opportunity to marry one of them but wasn't mature enough to be a man and marry her and be close to the.
  • Manliness; the quality or state of being manly.
  • * 1598 , (Ben Jonson), (Every Man in His Humour)
  • Methought he bare himself in such a fashion, / So full of man , and sweetness in his carriage, /
  • A husband.
  • * Book of Common Prayer :
  • I pronounce that they are man and wife.
  • * 1715 , (Joseph Addison), The Freeholder :
  • In the next place, every wife ought to answer for her man .
  • A lover; a boyfriend.
  • A male enthusiast or devotee; a male who is very fond of or devoted to a specified kind of thing.
  • A person, usually male, who has duties or skills associated with a specified thing.
  • A person, usually male, who can fulfill one's requirements with regard to a specified matter.
  • * 2007 , Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night (ISBN 0778324567), p.553:
  • *:"She's the man for the job."
  • * 2008 , Soccer Dad: A Father, a Son, and a Magic Season (ISBN 160239329X), p.148:
  • Joanie volunteered, of course — if any dirty job is on offer requiring running, she's your man
  • * 2012 , The Island Caper: A Jake Lafferty Action Novel (ISBN 1622951999), p.34:
  • He also owns the only backhoe tractor on Elbow Cay, so whenever anyone needs a cistern dug, he's their man .
  • A male who belongs to a particular group: an employee, a student or alumnus, a representative, etc.
  • * 1909 , Harper's Weekly , Vol.53, p.iii:
  • When President Roosevelt goes walking in the country about Washington he is always accompanied by two Secret Service men .
  • * 1913 , Robert Herrick, One Woman's Life , p.46:
  • *:"And they're very good people, I assure you — he's a Harvard man ." It was the first time Milly had met on intimate terms a graduate of a large university.
  • An adult male servant. (lb) A vassal. A subject.
  • (old proverb)
  • * William Blackstone:
  • The vassal, or tenant, kneeling, ungirt, uncovered, and holding up his hands between those of his lord, professed that he did become his man from that day forth, of life, limb, and earthly honour.
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  • A piece or token used in board games such as chess.
  • * 1883 , Henry Richter, Chess Simplified! , p.4:
  • The white men' are always put on that side of the board which commences by row I, and the black ' men are placed opposite.
  • (non-gloss definition, Used to refer to oneself or one's group): I, we; (construed in the third person).
  • * 2011 , (Top Boy) :
  • *:Sully: If it weren’t for that snake ... Man wouldn’t even be in this mess right now.
  • Usage notes

    * The most common modern sense of the word is “an adult male human”, not “a generic human” or “humankind”, which explains the awkwardness of the following sentence: *: Man, like other mammals, breastfeeds his young. Nonsexist Language Guideline , the University of New Hampshire. * Nonsexist language advocates recommend the use of human'', ''human being'', ''humankind'' or ''person'', depending on context, instead of ''man .

    Synonyms

    * (adult male human) omi (Polari); see also * See also * See also

    See also

    * the man * boy; male * woman * human

    Derived terms

    * airman * anchor man * bad man * barman * best man * black man * caveman * common man * company man * con man * dead man * dirty old man * Earthman * family man * fireman * foreman * government man * headman * hitman * kept man * lady's man * -man * man among men * manface * manful * manhood * mankind * manly * man of God * man of science * man of the cloth * man of the people * man of the world * man of war * man on * manpower * man's man * mantrap/man-trap/man trap * Marlboro Man * mountain man * old man * overman * policeman * underman * pan man * renaissance man * seaman * see a man about a dog * straight man * straw man * stunt man * strong man * the man * waterman * white man * woman * yes-man

    Verb

    (mann)
  • To supply (something) with staff or crew (of either sex).
  • The shipped was manned with a small crew.
  • To take up position in order to operate (something).
  • Man the machine guns!
  • * 1876 , Julian Hawthorne, Saxon Studies :
  • he manned himself heroically
  • To wait on, attend to or escort.
  • To accustom (a hawk or other bird) to the presence of men.
  • Derived terms

    * overman (verb)

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • Man , that was a great catch!

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