friendship

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noun friend·ship \ˈfren(d)-ˌship\

Definition of friendship

  1. 1 :  the state of being friends they have a long-standing friendship

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being friendly :  friendliness the friendship shown him by his coworkers

  3. 3 obsolete :  aid

Examples of friendship in a sentence

  1. a friendship between two countries

  2. They have enjoyed many years of friendship.

  3. He was encouraged by the friendship his coworkers showed him.

Origin and Etymology of friendship

see 1friend


First Known Use: before 12th century



FRIENDSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

friendship

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noun friend·ship \ˈfren(d)-ˌship\

Definition of friendship for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being friends : the relationship between friends

  • : a friendly feeling or attitude : kindness or help given to someone


FRIENDSHIP Defined for Kids

friendship

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noun friend·ship \ˈfrend-ˌship\

Definition of friendship for Students

  1. 1 :  the state of being friends

  2. 2 :  a warm and kind feeling or attitude



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