a friend in need is a friend indeed

a friend in need is a friend indeed

Meaning | Synonyms

  • used for a person who helps at the time of a requirement is a true friend
  • used to say when someone needs your help with something then they tend to become friendly with you. (This meaning is not used often anymore but remains to be a part of the phrase nevertheless.)
  • someone would be willing to take action (deed) for a friend’s requirement

Example Sentences

  1. He stayed with me throughout the time I was in the hospital, a friend in need is a friend indeed!
  2. I always try to work out a way for my friends’ problems. A friend in need is a friend in deed.
  3. I’ll always remember your help, dude. A friend in need is a friend in deed.
  4. Whom do you call a real friend? A friend in need is a friend in deed, but not like you.
  5. Rebecca helped her best friend Sally in all ups and downs and this is the perfect example of saying “a friend in need is a friend in deed“.


The phrase, because of its debatable meaning is used as reference to context. It is amongst the oldest known phrases with the first usage in Latin by Quintus Ennius in the 3rd century BC. When translated it means that a sure friend is identified or recognized when there is a difficulty. It has been in existence since the 11th Century by the Oxford Dictionary.


A 7 Comments


AuthorJanvhi writes on 28th March 2019

Nice origin n examples! !

AuthorKavya writes on 5th February 2019

I need the sentence in which the idiom comes in the middle

AuthorAbhijeet writes on 28th January 2019

I need a full paragraph but it is nice ­čśŹ

AuthorQueen writes on 30th November 2018

I want a composition

AuthorRose writes on 7th September 2018

Good examples but I need full story

AuthorParul writes on 15th April 2018

There should be more examples

AuthorRohit Yadav writes on 25th February 2018

Good examples and meaning. Good things are given.

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