Definition of -ship in English:



  • Forming nouns:
  • 1Denoting a quality or condition: companionship friendship
  • 2Denoting status, office, or honour: ambassadorship citizenship
  • 2.1Denoting a tenure of office: chairmanship
  • 3Denoting a skill in a certain capacity: workmanship
  • 4Denoting the collective individuals of a group: membership


Old English -scipe, scype, of Germanic origin.

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