Webster 1913 Edition
Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable.
Appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting friends; amicable.
friendlyrelations with his moderate opponents.
friendlypower or state
Promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious; serviceable;
friendlybreeze or gale
Syn. – Amicable; kind; conciliatory; propitious; favorable. See
In the manner of friends; amicably; like friends.
In whom all graces that can perfect beauty
Beau. & Fl.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Having the temper and disposition of a friend; kind; favorable; disposed to promote the good of another.
Thou to mankind be good and friendly still, and oft return.
2.Disposed to peace.
3.Amicable. We are on friendly terms.
4.Not hostile; as a friendly power or state.
5.Favorable; propitious; salutary; promoting the good of; as a friendly breeze or gale. Excessive rains are not friendly to the ripening fruits. Temperance is friendly to longevity.