Definitions for friendshipˈfrɛnd ʃɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

friend•shipˈfrɛnd ʃɪp(n.)

  1. the state of being a friend; association as friends:

    to value a person's friendship.

  2. a friendly relation or intimacy.

  3. friendly feeling or disposition.

Origin of friendship:

bef. 900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendship, friendly relationship(noun)

    the state of being friends (or friendly)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. friendship(noun)ˈfrɛnd ʃɪp

    the relationship or feeling of being friends

    their close friendship; his friendship with his teacher

Wiktionary

  1. friendship(Noun)

    The condition of being friends.

  2. friendship(Noun)

    A friendly relationship.

  3. friendship(Noun)

    Good will.

  4. Origin: Cognate with German Freundschaft, Dutch vriendschap, West Frisian freonskip.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Friendship(noun)

    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

  2. Friendship(noun)

    kindly aid; help; assistance,

  3. Friendship(noun)

    aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence

Freebase

  1. Friendship

    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. friendship

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'friendship' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4377

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'friendship' in Nouns Frequency: #1611


Translations for friendship

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

friendship(noun)

the state of being friends

Friendship is a wonderful thing.

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