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friendship

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noun friend·ship \ˈfren(d)-ˌship\

Simple Definition of friendship

  • : the state of being friends : the relationship between friends

  • : a friendly feeling or attitude : kindness or help given to someone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of friendship

  1. 1 :  the state of being friends

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being friendly :  friendliness

  3. 3 obsolete :  aid

Examples of friendship in a sentence

  1. a friendship between two countries

  2. They have enjoyed many years of friendship.

  3. He was encouraged by the friendship his coworkers showed him.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of friendship

before 12th century



FRIENDSHIP Defined for Kids

friendship

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noun friend·ship \ˈfrend-ˌship\

Definition of friendship for Students

  1. 1 :  the state of being friends

  2. 2 :  a warm and kind feeling or attitude





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