Definition of friendship in English:

friendship

Syllabification: friend·ship
Pronunciation: /ˈfren(d)SHip
 
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noun

1The emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.
More example sentences
  • Yes, they say that your future partner is your best friend and that friendship can turn into love.
  • We know we are capable of love, loyalty and friendship, however much we fall short of our own standards.
  • Since their childhood they had been friends and their friendship blossomed into love.
Synonyms
relationship, close relationship, attachment, mutual attachment, association, bond, tie, link, union
informal bromance
1.1A relationship between friends: she formed close friendships with women
More example sentences
  • You bring harmony in friendships and relationships with a light and playful attitude.
  • Any close friendships or bonds that grow out of the events the women are planning will be a bonus, they say.
  • You betray relationships and friendships, and that's an unpleasant thing to do.
Synonyms
amity, camaraderie, friendliness, comradeship, companionship, fellowship, fellow feeling, closeness, affinity, rapport, understanding, harmony, unity; intimacy, mutual affection
1.2A state of mutual trust and support between allied nations.
More example sentences
  • The purpose of the mission was to ask the French to establish an embassy in Ayutthaya and sign a treaty of friendship.
  • This is part of our endeavour to build and strengthen bridges of friendship with other countries.
  • The theme of this year's event was peace and friendship between China and Japan.

Origin

Old English frēondscipe (see friend, -ship).

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