Definitions for friendship
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friendship, friendly relationshipnoun
the state of being friends (or friendly)
The condition of being friends.
A friendly relationship.
Etymology: Cognate with German Freundschaft, Dutch vriendschap, West Frisian freonskip.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: vriendschap, Dutch.
There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals, which was wont to be magnified: that that is, is between superior and inferior, whose fortunes may comprehend the one the other. Francis Bacon, Essay 49.
He lived rather in a fair intelligence than any friendship with the favourites. Edward Hyde.
My sons, let your unseemly discord cease,
If not in friendship, live at least in peace. John Dryden, Ind. Emp.
His friendships, still to few confin’d,
Were always of the middling kind. Jonathan Swift.
Raw captains are usually sent only preferred by friendship, and not chosen by sufficiency. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
Gracious, my lord, hard-by here is a hovel:
Some friendship will it lend you ’gainst the tempest;
Repose you there. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
We know those colours which have a friendship with each other, and those which are incompatible, in mixing together those colours of which we would make trial. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. It is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an "acquaintance" or an "association", such as a classmate, neighbor, coworker, or colleague. In some cultures, the concept of friendship is restricted to a small number of very deep relationships; in others, such as the U.S. and Canada, a person could have many friends, and perhaps a more intense relationship with one or two people, who may be called good friends or best friends. Other colloquial terms include besties or Best Friends Forever (BFFs). Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many such bonds. Such features include choosing to be with one another, enjoying time spent together, and being able to engage in a positive and supportive role to one another.Sometimes friends are distinguished from family, as in the saying "friends and family", and sometimes from lovers (e.g., "lovers and friends"), although the line is blurred with friends with benefits. Similarly, the friend zone is a term for when someone is restricted from rising up to the status of lover, hence the name (see also Unrequited love). Friendship has been studied in academic fields, such as communication, 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.
Friendship is a meaningful and mutually beneficial relationship between two or more individuals characterized by trust, loyalty, support, empathy, and understanding, where each party values and enjoys the company, companionship, and connection of the other(s). It involves shared experiences, common interests, emotional intimacy, and a sense of camaraderie, often resulting in feelings of happiness, belonging, and fulfillment. Friendships can be formed between people of any age, gender, or cultural background, and can evolve over time through shared values, communication, and shared activities.
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
kindly aid; help; assistance,
aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence
Etymology: [AS. frendscipe. See Friend, and -ship.]
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. 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.
The relationship of being a friend.
Our friendships are for life.
Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'friendship' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4377
Rank popularity for the word 'friendship' in Nouns Frequency: #1611
The numerical value of friendship in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of friendship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship - never.
He apologized that my name was kind of brought up into this, it was no harm, no foul. It was an unnecessary apology. Tom Brady and I have had a good friendship throughout our careers, and we'll continue to have a good friendship long after we play. I really didn't give it a whole lot of attention.
You can understand for geopolitical reasons Australia getting closer to other anglophone countries like the United States and Britain, but there was a real contract and I think there was an alliance and a friendship between Australia and France. It’s spoiling a friendship.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
But there was a real contract and I think there was an alliance and a friendship between Australia and France. It’s spoiling a friendship, i took it as a betrayal.
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- arxadaşlıq, dostluqAzerbaijani
- приятелство, дружба, дружелюбиеBulgarian
- amistatCatalan, Valencian
- amitié, relation amicaleFrench
- càirdeasScottish Gaelic
- मित्रता, दोस्तीHindi
- բարեկամություն, ընկերությունArmenian
- 友情, 交際Japanese
- 우정, 友情Korean
- draugystė, gerumasLithuanian
- vennskap, venskapNorwegian Nynorsk
- prietenie, amicițieRomanian
- prijateljstvo, пријатељствоSerbo-Croatian
- priateľstvo, družbaSlovak
- tình bạnVietnamese
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