I hope I can make it across the border, I hope the Pacific is as blue as I dreamed it is; I hope to see my friend again, and shake his hand, I hope.
——The Shawshank Redemption
1.朋友，友人 [C] person you know well and like, and who is not usually a member of your family
He is cherishing the memory of an absent friend who is far away.
2.资助者，赞助者；支持者 a person who supports an organization, a charity, etc., especially by giving or raising money; a person who supports a particular idea, etc.
That rich lady is a friend of arts.
3.盟友，友国，友邦 [C] a person who has the same interests and opinions as yourself, and will help and support you
The president said that Japan is now a friend and international partner.
加为好友（社交网络上将某人加为好友）to become the friend of on internet
You can friend a person in your Facebook.
They had a quarrel, but they're _____ again now.
friend of the court