1.the state of being a friend; association as friends: to value a person's friendship.
2.a friendly relation or intimacy.
3.friendly feeling or disposition.
1.a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
2.a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony.
Ok now that i have that out of the way...what does it mean to you when someone says they are your friend...or that u say that you're their friend??? is it someone you can trust??? someone you can run to when you need advice, or a shoulder to cry on....what about judging??? if you are really friends with someone...do u judge everything they do...or do you trust them??? i know for me when i have a friend, a real true friend, i dont judge them..i like them for who they are & trust their decisions...i mean we all have our moments...where we may rub our friends the wrong way or maybe do something that they are not happy about...but if they are a true friend (& i would do this to my friends & expect the same in return) i would go & talk with them if i don't understand what they did...or if they did something to offend me i would go to them at talk to them about it...cuz when you just get mad & lash out..that is when you lose a friend...being in a friendship is a form of relationship..in order for it to work it takes both parties...if one side is always asking or demanding then the other side is going to get tired & upset, & at some point want to give up...in friendship there should be no masks....that person should know you as you are...& visa versa.....& we must remember we are all human & are never perfect...so if ur a true friend you will discuss things & not just react...cuz you should care for the other person...friendship is almost a form of love...& in loving that other person you should give them the benefit of a doubt...not judging or looking for the next slip up...it takes some trust, like all relationships....so think about it before you call someone your friend...are they really your friend...or are you there to use them, or for them to use you??? & dont place restrictions....cuz then your not really a friend that likes that person for who they are..at that point you are making them what you want...& then it becomes no fun for the other party...