Definition of fellowship in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfelōˌSHip/


1Friendly association, especially with people who share one’s interests: they valued fun and good fellowship as the cement of the community
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  • The poolside terrace was packed with diners and people enjoying an evening amongst friends in fun and fellowship.
  • I can recall happy evenings sitting round cheery fires, making our own entertainment, and a wonderful spirit of friendliness and fellowship prevailing.
  • They can take us back to the warm, rich fellowship of friends that are far away.
companionship, companionability, sociability, comradeship, camaraderie, friendship, mutual support;
togetherness, solidarity
informal chumminess
1.1A group of people meeting to pursue a shared interest or aim.
Example sentences
  • Alcoholics Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of people pursuing a goal of abstinence and recovery through their 12 step program.
  • An open public meeting was held in the Community Centre on Saturday night and this was followed by closed meetings of both fellowships on Sunday morning.
  • The fellowships seek to stimulate interest in ethnic-minority mental health research and mental health services by providing financial support and mentoring to doctoral students.
association, society, club, league, union, guild, affiliation, alliance, fraternity, confraternity, brotherhood, sorority, sodality, benevolent society
1.2A guild or corporation.
Example sentences
  • These were social and religious fellowships, and the town's Guildhall belonged to one of them.
  • Now they have all been drawn together into a world fellowship of Bible societies called The United Bible Societies.
2The status of a fellow of a college or society: she held the Faulkner fellowship
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  • He had a University Assistant Lectureship but he did not initially have a college fellowship.
  • At that time Fellows at Cambridge had to be unmarried, and so on his marriage in 1857 Stokes had to give up his fellowship at Pembroke College.
  • In 1907 he was appointed Camden Professor of Ancient History with an official fellowship at Brasenose College.

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Syllabification: fel·low·ship

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