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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


  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.


  1. fellowship

    Fellowship refers to a friendly association, especially a group of people with shared interests or aims. It can also refer to a position or status of being a fellow in a particular organization, institution or academic institution. Fellowship may also relate to monetary grant given to individuals to pursue particular activities or research.

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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  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. Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

    How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital.

  2. Tamlynn Yoder:

    (Christ Fellowship) said a couple of the church families came together for me.

  3. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    Without country you have neither name, token, voice, nor rights, no admission as brothers into the fellowship of the Peoples. You are the bastards of Humanity. Soldiers without a banner, Israelites among the nations, you will find neither faith nor protection; none will be sureties for you. Do not beguile yourselves with the hope of emancipation from unjust social conditions if you do not first conquer a Country for yourselves.

  4. Matt Lockwood:

    Wayne State has taken no action to withdraw recognition from InterVarsity and the group remains welcome on our campus, nevertheless, InterVarsity continues to pursue litigation against the university forcing it to spend taxpayer dollars to defend the lawsuit. This is a case of the national organization trying to set a precedent. PASTOR WHO VOLUNTEERS AT FLORIDA MIGRANT SHELTER BLASTED BY DEMS SAYS CARE AT FACILITY IS PHENOMENAL Greg Jao, director of external relations at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, which has over 1,100 chapters in schools across the nation, said the group is on campus to serve Wayne State, Wayne State students, faculty, and local community. We invite Wayne State University to embrace a common-sense understanding of Wayne State University nondiscrimination policy.

  5. Fellowship Church:

    Remnant Fellowship Leaders lost May 29, 2021 were some of the finest and most loving people that you would ever come across. During this horrible tragedy, our church would greatly appreciate prayers.

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