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- Plural form of friend
- Participants in a two-way friendship relationship.
- I tried to be a friend to Jane but we never really made friends. She was never a friend to me.
- Jane and I made friends right away.
- We became friends in the war and remain friends to this day.
- We were friends with some girls from the other school and stayed friends with them.
Usage notes 
- We usually make a friend, or make friends with someone. See Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take
participants in a two-way friendship