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fellowship

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noun fel·low·ship \ˈfe-lə-ˌship, -lō-\

Simple Definition of fellowship

  • : a friendly relationship among people

  • : the relationship of people who share interests or feelings

  • : a group of people who have similar interests

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fellowship

  1. 1 :  companionship, company

  2. 2 a :  community of interest, activity, feeling, or experience b :  the state of being a fellow or associate

  3. 3 :  a company of equals or friends :  association

  4. 4 :  the quality or state of being comradely

  5. 5 obsolete :  membership, partnership

  6. 6 a :  the position of a fellow (as of a university) b :  the stipend of a fellow c :  a foundation for the providing of such a stipend

Examples of fellowship in a sentence

  1. traditions that bind us together in fellowship

  2. <the new counselor is eager to develop a trustful fellowship with the troubled teens at the center>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of fellowship

before 12th century


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fellowship

verb, fel·low·ship

Definition of fellowship

fellowshipped also fellowshiped \-ˌshipt\fellowshipping also fellowshiping \-ˌshi-piŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to join in fellowship especially with a church member

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to admit to fellowship (as in a church)



14th Century

First Known Use of fellowship

14th century


FELLOWSHIP Defined for Kids

fellowship

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noun fel·low·ship \ˈfe-lō-ˌship\

Definition of fellowship for Students

  1. 1 :  friendly relationship existing among persons

  2. 2 :  a group with similar interests





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