What does friendship mean?

Definitions for friendship
ˈfrɛnd ʃɪpfriend·ship

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendship, friendly relationshipnoun

    the state of being friends (or friendly)

Wiktionary

  1. friendshipnoun

    The condition of being friends.

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

  2. friendshipnoun

    A friendly relationship.

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

  3. friendshipnoun

    Good will.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Friendshipnoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. frendscipe. See Friend, and -ship.]

  2. Friendshipnoun

    kindly aid; help; assistance,

    Etymology: [AS. frendscipe. See Friend, and -ship.]

  3. Friendshipnoun

    aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence

    Etymology: [AS. frendscipe. See Friend, and -ship.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. friendship

    The relationship of being a friend.

    Our friendships are for life.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of friendship in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of friendship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of friendship in a Sentence

  1. Rabindranath Tagore:

    Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent.

  3. John D. Rockefeller Jr.:

    A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Two women despite being seen often together as friends are actually many mile distance away mentally from each other; Two men in friendship in spite of living many miles distance away from each other could still feel connected internally like brothers.

  5. Mookie Wilson:

    We had developed a friendship that lasted well over 30 years, i felt badly for some of the things he went through. Bill was a great, great baseball player whose legacy should not be defined by one play.

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