com·pan·ion·ship | \kəm-ˈpan-yən-ˌship \

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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Similar to giving human treats to cats and dogs, there are certain table foods that shouldn’t be fed to chickens, so check guidelines before feeding. Stress relief and companionship(Photo: Tractor Supply Co. Danielle Page, USA TODAY, "5 surprising benefits of owning chickens," 12 Mar. 2018 Jay's two children, Matthew Giordano (Colleen Keller) of Brooklyn, NY, and David Khan-Giordano (Nabiha Khan-Giordano) of Chicago, IL, are infinitely enriched from his companionship and dedication. Hartford Courant,, "James R. Giordano," 10 June 2018 The president has doubled the membership fee of the resort since taking office, so is directly profiting from the sense that his companionship is for sale. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Has Trump turned Air Force One into a perk for Mar-a-Lago members?," 9 July 2018 And for a more permanent solution, in-home caregivers can address these issues on multiple fronts by providing both transportation and companionship. Andrea K. Mcdaniels,, "When is it time to take away the car keys from older parents?," 21 June 2018 Services: Volunteer services such as transportation and companionship outings — including lunch or movie excursions, or keeping a member company at home. Workshops several times a month on topics ranging from smartphones to Medicare. Caitlin Mccabe,, "For seniors looking to age at home, virtual villages offer support," 5 Apr. 2018 Jim is also survived by his extensive family of relatives and friends that provided care, laughter, support, and baseball game companionship over many years., "James Bransfield," 1 Mar. 2018 Who wouldn't want their first delirious days of companionship to be in the shadow of Mayan ruins or on the white sand shores of Cancun? Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, "On vacation, romance sparked with an old friend. Back home, it’s like nothing happened.," 8 July 2018 As a result, Ascaris and Antonio Mayo will receive less than five percent of the $16.5 million in noneconomic damages — that is, pain and suffering and loss of companionship — that a Milwaukee County jury awarded them in 2014. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds medical malpractice caps in case of Wisconsin woman who lost four limbs," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of companionship

1548, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of companionship

: the good feeling that comes from being with someone else


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a state of commotion or excitement

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