a friend in need is a friend indeed

Definition of a friend in need is a friend indeed

  1. —used to say that a friend who will help someone when help is needed is a true friend

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  one attached to another by affection or esteem

    :  acquaintance

    :  one that is not hostile

  1. :  to act as the friend of :  befriend

    :  to include (someone) in a list of designated friends on a person's social networking site

  1. :  necessary duty :  obligation

    :  a lack of something requisite, desirable, or useful

    :  a physiological or psychological requirement for the well-being of an organism

  1. :  to be needful or necessary

    :  to be in want

    :  to be in need of :  require

  1. :  without any question :  truly, undeniably

    :  in reality

    :  all things considered :  as a matter of fact

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