* 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._
* We usually _make a friend_, or _make friends with_ someone. See APPENDIX:COLLOCATIONS OF DO, HAVE, MAKE, AND TAKE