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fellowship

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

Definition of fellowship

  1. 1 :  companionship, company looking for the fellowship of friendly people

  2. 2a :  community of interest, activity, feeling, or experience their fellowship in crime — A. J. Ayerb :  the state of being a fellow or associate

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

  4. 4 :  the quality or state of being comradely meaningful communication for building trust and fellowship

  5. 5 obsolete :  membership, partnership

  6. 6a :  the position of a fellow (as of a university) applied for a research fellowship in physicsb :  the stipend of a fellowc :  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

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Origin and Etymology of fellowship

see fellow


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fellowship

verb fel·low·ship

Definition of fellowship

fellowshipped

also

fellowshiped

play \ˈfe-lə-ˌshipt, -lō-\;

fellowshipping

also

fellowshiping

play \ˈfe-lə-ˌshi-piŋ, -lō-\
  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)

First Known Use of fellowship

14th century


FELLOWSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

fellowship

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noun

Definition of fellowship for English Language Learners

  • : a friendly relationship among people

  • : the relationship of people who share interests or feelings

  • : a group of people who have similar interests


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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