com·​pan·​ion·​ship | \ kəm-ˈpan-yən-ˌship How to pronounce companionship (audio) \

Definition of companionship

: the fellowship existing among companions : company

Examples of companionship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a strange kind of companionship in the tension of not knowing, in the fact that the systems supporting life on Earth operate beyond our control. Peter Hemminger, Longreads, 22 Apr. 2022 Of course there’s more to life than a stable romantic companionship and a shared love of sweets. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 4 Feb. 2022 In seeking compensation, many of the plaintiffs cited loss of companionship: the absence of parents who cannot attend weddings or graduations or be a presence in their lives. Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Nov. 2021 At the event, Andrews, who was successfully treated for breast cancer at the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center at Day Kimball Hospital, shared her story of companionship with her chocolate lab, Libby, throughout her cancer journey and survivorship., 19 Nov. 2021 Black celebrities chronicling their relationships on shows like Black Love and Red Table Talk unwittingly reveal a harsh reality underlying the dream of companionship for Black women. Shaadi Devereaux,, 8 Nov. 2021 There's always Tom for some version of companionship. Sandra Gonzalez, CNN, 24 Oct. 2021 Even after global communities came together against racist policing, A Taste of Asia was a display of companionship through food and part of a journey to eradicating the systemic hate experienced in America. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 The tone is personal but not quite intimate, producing in the viewer a warm, slightly wary feeling of companionship. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of companionship

1548, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2022

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“Companionship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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