fellowship

noun
fel·​low·​ship | \ ˈfe-lə-ˌship How to pronounce fellowship (audio) , -lō-\

Definition of fellowship

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : companionship, company looking for the fellowship of friendly people
2a : 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
6a : 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

fellowship

verb
fellowshipped also fellowshiped\ ˈfe-​lə-​ˌshipt How to pronounce fellowshiped (audio) , -​lō-​ \; fellowshipping also fellowshiping\ ˈfe-​lə-​ˌshi-​piŋ How to pronounce fellowshiping (audio) , -​lō-​ \

Definition of fellowship (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to join in fellowship especially with a church member

transitive verb

: to admit to fellowship (as in a church)

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Synonyms for fellowship

Synonyms: Noun

communion, rapport, rapprochement

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Examples of fellowship in a Sentence

Noun

traditions that bind us together in fellowship the new counselor is eager to develop a trustful fellowship with the troubled teens at the center

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Meanwhile, those same cities have booming evangelical fellowships, traditional Catholic gatherings, Korean congregations, Spanish-language flocks and swelling numbers of Lubavitch Jews. WSJ, "What to Do With Empty Churches," 31 Jan. 2019 Unlike the three-year residency programs that doctors must generally complete after medical school in order to practice medicine, nurse practitioner residency programs, sometimes called fellowships, are completely voluntary. Michelle Andrews, Washington Post, "More Nurse Practitioners Now Pursue Residency Programs To Hone Skills," 9 July 2018 The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship, the only fellowship for documentary film editors in the United States, is helping the cause of creating equal opportunity in the film industry with its new Diversity in the Edit Room program. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, "DocTalk: Danger and diversity in the spotlight," 10 May 2018 By the fifties, her writing had fallen out of favor, and when the sales stopped so did the fellowships, grants, and stipends that had supported her early work. Casey N. Cep, The New Yorker, "Zora Neale Hurston’s Story of a Former Slave Finally Comes to Print," 7 May 2018 When his fellowship ended in mid-1956, Dr. Carlsson returned to the University of Lund as an associate professor and continued to study reserpine. Denise Gellene, BostonGlobe.com, "Arvid Carlsson, 95; discovered a treatment for Parkinson’s," 2 July 2018 When his fellowship ended in mid-1956, Dr. Carlsson returned to the University of Lund as an associate professor and continued to study reserpine. Denise Gellene, New York Times, "Arvid Carlsson, Who Discovered a Treatment for Parkinson’s, Dies at 95," 1 July 2018 Jelle is the founder of the nonprofit Somali Youth Civic Organization and is pursuing a master’s degree in development studies, according to his Mandela fellowship bio. Faith E. Pinho, Indianapolis Star, "How Trump’s travel ban kept one Somali man from Indianapolis," 28 June 2018 The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas, an international educational non-profit, has awarded its fellowship to Dennison, it was announced earlier this week. Staff Report, The Aegis, "Havre de Grace Elementary teacher Dennison receives prestigious fellowship," 22 June 2018

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This fellowships will be open to individuals who have completed their Peace Corps commitments and are looking to earn a masters degree in anthropology. Orange County Register, "CSUF in pact with Peace Corps, returning volunteers offered opportunities," 20 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of fellowship

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for fellowship

Noun

see fellow

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The first known use of fellowship was before the 12th century

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fellowship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fellowship

: a friendly relationship among people
: the relationship of people who share interests or feelings
: a group of people who have similar interests

fellowship

noun
fel·​low·​ship | \ ˈfe-lō-ˌship How to pronounce fellowship (audio) \

Kids Definition of fellowship

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

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