A word that defines those you keep company with. A person that is, trusting, caring, and will stick with you through thick and thin. The one you can talk to about anything and they wont judge you for it. Someone that when times are hard stands beside you saying "lets do this." The person that if no one else will, will stick up for you.
Sam: Hows it going Nick?
Nick: Not to good my Friend
Sam: Why? Whats up man?
Nick: My girl just left, cars broke, cant pay my rent now. Shall I go on?
Sam: Nah, alright lets go get a beer and have a chat man, its on me.