Textual thesaurus for "friend"

(noun) Quaker, Friend

a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)

(noun) acquaintance

a person with whom you are acquainted

I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances; we are friends of the family

(noun) ally

an associate who provides cooperation or assistance

he's a good ally in fight

(noun) supporter, admirer, protagonist, booster, champion

a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

all their supporters came out for the game; they are friends of the library