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

How to pronounce friendship?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Maithripala Sirisena:

    My government is promoting peace and friendship among our people after overcoming a cruel terrorist conflict. We have people who believe in religious tolerance and coexistence based on centuries old religious heritage.

  2. E. R. Hazlip:

    Friendship is a horizon-- which expands whenever we approach it.

  3. Epicurus:

    Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

  4. Robert Crane:

    I guess his motive might have been a rejection finally of their friendship or whatever you want to call it by my dad, my dad wanted to make some changes. He was getting divorced. He was trying to clean up his act. And maybe Carpenter couldn’t handle that… He got my dad involved in these swing parties back then… I can’t say my dad wouldn’t have done that on his own somehow, but Carpenter knew the avenues to travel and took my dad along on some of these adventures.

  5. Danu Stinson:

    They're cuddling by the fire, they're going on trips together, they're introducing their friends to their family, but they're very clear that those are friendships, it really makes me think about the definitions that we have about friendship and romance, and how those things differ, and I just like how messy it all is.

Images & Illustrations of friendship

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