Another word for friend
A person with whom one has mutual attachment
companion, intimate, confidant, comrade, familiar, schoolmate, playmate, best friend, close friend, roommate, bedfellow, fellow, fast friend, bosom friend, boon companion, mate, alter ego, other self, soul mate, crony*, buddy*, sidekick*, bosom buddy*, homeboy*, homegirl*.
Another word for friendnoun
A person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts:amigo, brother, chum, confidant, confidante, familiar, intimate1, mate, pal. (Informal) bud2, buddy. (Slang) sidekick. See love
A person whom one knows casually:acquaintance. See knowledge
A person who supports or champions an activity, cause, or institution, for example:backer, benefactor, contributor, patron, sponsor, supporter. (Informal) angel. See help