Definitions for friendshipˈfrɛnd ʃɪp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the state of being a friend; association as friends:
to value a person's friendship.
a friendly relation or intimacy.
friendly feeling or disposition.
Origin of friendship:
friendship, friendly relationship(noun)
the state of being friends (or friendly)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the relationship or feeling of being friends
their close friendship; his friendship with his teacher
The condition of being friends.
A friendly relationship.
Origin: Cognate with German Freundschaft, Dutch vriendschap, West Frisian freonskip.
the state of being friends; friendly relation, or attachment, to a person, or between persons; affection arising from mutual esteem and good will; friendliness; amity; good will
kindly aid; help; assistance,
aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence
Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an acquaintanceship. Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles. Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many types of friendship. Such characteristics include affection, sympathy, empathy, honesty, altruism, mutual understanding and compassion, enjoyment of each other's company, trust, and the ability to be oneself, express one's feelings, and make mistakes without fear of judgment from the friend. While there is no practical limit on what types of people can form a friendship, friends tend to share common backgrounds, occupations, or interests, and have similar demographics.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. Something that by any other name would be as brittle. 2. A tacit agreement between two enemies to work together for common swag. 3. The aspiration to boredom. 4. To do unto some one that which you would not allow him to do unto you.
Translations for friendship
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of being friends
Friendship is a wonderful thing.
- amizadePortuguese (BR)
- die FreundschaftGerman
- دوستى، يارى، رفاقتPashto
- 友情Chinese (Trad.)
- tình hữu nghịVietnamese
- 友情Chinese (Simp.)
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