friendship, friendly relationship(noun)
the state of being friends (or friendly)
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
Origin: [AS. frendscipe. See Friend, and -ship.]
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'friendship' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4377
Rank popularity for the word 'friendship' in Nouns Frequency: #1611
The numerical value of friendship in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of friendship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship - never.
The president has always extended the hand of friendship. Some say too much.
At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry. (Les Miserables)
The field has created a group, comfort, friendship. It gives them a place to belong, something to care about, something they don't want to lose.
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
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Translations for friendship
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- dostluq, arxadaşlıqAzerbaijani
- приятелство, дружелюбие, дружбаBulgarian
- amistatCatalan, Valencian
- càirdeasScottish Gaelic
- मित्रता, दोस्तीHindi
- բարեկամություն, ընկերությունArmenian
- 友情, 交際Japanese
- 우정, 友情Korean
- draugystė, gerumasLithuanian
- vennskap, venskapNorwegian Nynorsk
- amiciție, prietenieRomanian
- prijateljstvo, пријатељствоSerbo-Croatian
- družba, priateľstvoSlovak
- tình bạnVietnamese
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