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fellowship

noun fel·low·ship \ ˈfe-lə-ˌship , -lō- \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of fellowship

1 : companionship, company
  • looking for the fellowship of friendly people
2 a : community of interest, activity, feeling, or experience
  • their fellowship in crime
  • —A. J. Ayer
b : the state of being a fellow or associate
3 : a company of equals or friends : association
  • a youth fellowship
4 : the quality or state of being comradely
  • meaningful communication for building trust and fellowship
5 obsolete : membership, partnership
6 a : the position of a fellow (as of a university)
  • applied for a research fellowship in physics
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

Recent Examples of fellowship from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of fellowship

see fellow


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fellowship

verb

Definition of fellowship

fellowshipped also fellowshiped play \ˈfe-lə-ˌshipt, -lō-\; fellowshipping also fellowshiping play \ˈfe-lə-ˌshi-piŋ, -lō-\
intransitive verb
: to join in fellowship especially with a church member
transitive verb
: to admit to fellowship (as in a church)

Recent Examples of fellowship from the Web

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First Known Use of fellowship

14th century


FELLOWSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

fellowship

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

noun fel·low·ship \ ˈfe-lō-ˌship \

Definition of fellowship for Students

1 : friendly relationship existing among persons
2 : a group with similar interests


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