What does friendship mean?

Definitions for friendship
ˈfrɛnd ʃɪpfriend·ship

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendship, friendly relationship(noun)

    the state of being friends (or friendly)

Wiktionary

  1. friendship(Noun)

    The condition of being friends.

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

  2. friendship(Noun)

    A friendly relationship.

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

  3. friendship(Noun)

    Good will.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Friendship(noun)

    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. Friendship(noun)

    kindly aid; help; assistance,

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

  3. Friendship(noun)

    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. Dominic Thiem:

    We started to know each other back in 2014 and straight away started to develop a great friendship, we've made great things happen on the court and off the court. It's amazing how far our journey brought us, to share this moment. I wish we could have two winners today. We both deserved it.

  2. Aristotle:

    Where there are friends, there is no need for justice, but where there is justice there still is a need for friendship.

  3. Ekin Deligoez:

    And in such a situation, Mrs Merkel comes along with the wish for friendship! Erdogan knows that and he is using it.

  4. Eugene Kennedy:

    The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The glory of friendship is not the outstreched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.

Images & Illustrations of friendship

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