Definition of fellowship in English:


Syllabification: fel·low·ship
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.
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    • 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.
  • 1.2A guild or corporation.
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    • 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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