A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
4. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement:
What would I do without friends? Friends are like the icing on a cake. They are the added bonus and make the cake of my life sweet. I have childhood friends that I've known for 35+ years. I have new friends that I've just met in the last week. And...I have friends that I have never met! Friends is a wonderful word. A friend is a person with a purpose. Sometimes it may be for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Nevertheless, they hold a special spot in my heart.