companionship

noun
com·​pan·​ion·​ship | \ kəm-ˈpan-yən-ˌship How to pronounce companionship (audio) \

Definition of companionship

: the fellowship existing among companions : company

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Examples of companionship in a Sentence

the widow's pet cats provided her with her only companionship

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The composer selected texts loosely based on the theme of companionship. Alan Artner, chicagotribune.com, "Ligeti series continues with a lark, a workout and a rare performance," 13 Feb. 2018 The concept of robotic companionship is sometimes seen as unsettling in the West. James Vincent, The Verge, "Japan’s latest home robot isn’t useful — it’s designed to be loved," 20 Dec. 2018 Dogs are motivated by the basics: food, activity, and companionship. Alexandra Gekas, Woman's Day, "9 Things Your Dog Is Trying to Tell You, According to Experts," 25 Feb. 2019 Days later, after being passed from captor to captor, raped on a daily basis, and deprived of basic human comforts like food and companionship, Nadia managed to escape. Nadia Murad, Glamour, "Nadia Murad Escaped Sexual Slavery at the Hands of ISIS. This Is Her Story.," 5 Oct. 2018 Kit Darling, the infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, said pets offer more than just companionship. Texas A&m University, Houston Chronicle, "Pet Talk: June 3-9 Is Pet Appreciation Week," 3 June 2018 Her pictures trace the companionship of a boy and his puppy through the years—and through variants of a single color—to the true blue period, when the boy is a young man and the dog has reached the end of his life. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Best of 2018," 7 Dec. 2018 Just like women need alone time or girls night with their friends, guys need the companionship of other men or time to themselves. Brendan Tapley, Woman's Day, "10 Things Men Wish Women Knew About the Way They Think," 6 Nov. 2018 Sign up as a running buddy with a local chapter and provide participants with weekly companionship, encouragement, and accountability. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "10 Ways to Use Your Love of Fitness to Do Good on Giving Tuesday or Any Day," 27 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of companionship

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of companionship was in 1548

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companionship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of companionship

: the good feeling that comes from being with someone else

companionship

noun
com·​pan·​ion·​ship | \ kəm-ˈpan-yən-ˌship How to pronounce companionship (audio) \

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