What does Fellowship mean?

Definitions for Fellowship
ˈfɛl oʊˌʃɪpFel·low·ship

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. family, fellowshipnoun

    an association of people who share common beliefs or activities

    "the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"; "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship"

  2. company, companionship, fellowship, societynoun

    the state of being with someone

    "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

  3. fellowshipnoun

    money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research

Wiktionary

  1. fellowshipnoun

    A company of people that shares the same interest or aim.

  2. fellowshipnoun

    A feeling of friendship, relatedness or connection between people.

  3. fellowshipnoun

    A merit-based scholarship.

  4. fellowshipnoun

    A temporary position at an academic institution with limited teaching duties and ample time for research; this may also be called a postdoc.

  5. fellowshipnoun

    A period of supervised, sub-specialty medical training in the United States and Canada that a physician may undertake after completing a specialty training program or residency.

  6. fellowshipnoun

    Spiritual communion with a divine being.

    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14, ESV))

  7. fellowshipverb

    To admit to fellowship, enter into fellowship with; to make feel welcome by showing friendship or building a cordial relationship. Now only in religious use.

  8. fellowshipverb

    To join in fellowship; to associate with. Now only in religious use, and chiefly U.S.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fellowshipnoun

    Etymology: from fellow.

    This boy cannot tell what he would have,
    But kneels and holds up hands for fellowship. William Shakespeare, Coriolan.

    From blissful bow’rs
    Of amarantine shade, fountain, or spring,
    By the waters of life, where’er they sat
    In fellowships of joy, the sons of light
    Hasted. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi. l. 80.

    There is no man but God puts excellent things into his possession, to be used for the common good; for men are made for society and mutual fellowship. Edmund Calamy, Sermons.

    God having designed man for a sociable creature, made him not only with an inclination and under the necessity to have fellowship with those of his own kind, but furnished him also with language, which was to be the great instrument and cementer of society. John Locke.

    We would not die in that man’s company,
    That fears his fellowship to die with us. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Those laws do bind men absolutely, even as they are men, although they have never any settled fellowship, never any solemn agreement amongst themselves what to do, or not to do. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 10.

    Most of the other Christian princes were drawn into the fellowship of that war. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    Nearer acquainted, now I feel by proof
    That fellowship in pain divides not smart,
    Nor lightens aught each man’s peculiar load. Parad. Reg.

    O love! thou sternly do’st thy pow’r maintain,
    And wilt not bear a rival in thy reign;
    Tyrants and thou all fellowship disdain. Dryden.

    The great contention of the sea and skies
    Parted our fellowship. But hark, a sail! William Shakespeare, Othello.

    In a great town friends are scattered, so that there is not that fellowship which is in less neighbourhoods. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    He had by his excessive good fellowship, which was grateful to all the company, made himself popular with all the officers of the army. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    Corusodes having, by the most extreme parsimony, saved thirty-four pounds out of a beggarly fellowship, went up to London. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fellowshipnoun

    the state or relation of being or associate

  2. Fellowshipnoun

    companionship of persons on equal and friendly terms; frequent and familiar intercourse

  3. Fellowshipnoun

    a state of being together; companionship; partnership; association; hence, confederation; joint interest

  4. Fellowshipnoun

    those associated with one, as in a family, or a society; a company

  5. Fellowshipnoun

    a foundation for the maintenance, on certain conditions, of a scholar called a fellow, who usually resides at the university

  6. Fellowshipnoun

    the rule for dividing profit and loss among partners; -- called also partnership, company, and distributive proportion

  7. Fellowshipverb

    to acknowledge as of good standing, or in communion according to standards of faith and practice; to admit to Christian fellowship

  8. Etymology: [Fellow + -ship.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Fellowship

    a collegiate term for a status in many universities which entitles the holder (a Fellow) to a share in their revenues, and in some cases to certain privileges as regards apartments and meals in the college, as also to a certain share in the government; formerly Fellowships were usually life appointments, but are now generally for a prescribed number of years, or are held during a term of special research; the old restrictions of celibacy and religious conformity have been relaxed.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fellowship in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fellowship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Fellowship in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    We knew their pastor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who, along with eight others gathered in prayer and fellowship, and was murdered last night, and to say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and their community doesn't say enough to convey the heartache and the sadness and the anger that we feel.

  2. Cicero:

    We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.

  3. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff:

    One of the things that we in this fellowship of office-holders understand that most people don't is that real political courage doesn't come from disagreeing with our opponents, but from disagreeing with our friends. And with our own party, what happens when our heartfelt views of right and wrong are in conflict with the popular opinion of our constituents ? What happens when our devotion to our oaths, to our values, to our love of country, to part from the momentary passion from a large number of people back home ?

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Michelle and I know several members of the Emanuel AME church, we knew their pastor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney who, along with eight others, gathered in prayer and fellowship and was murdered last night. And to say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and their community doesn't say enough to convey the heartache and sadness and the anger that we feel.

  5. The Door:

    The Door Christian Fellowship McAllen Church did not ask for, or receive, a license from the producers or creators of' Alexander Hamilton' to produce, stage, replicate or alter any part of' Hamilton' ; nor did we seek prior permission to alter Lin-Manuel Miranda's work by changing the music, the lyrics, deleting songs, and adding dialogue.

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