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Pronunciation:  'frendship

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the state of being friends

FRIENDSHIP is a 10 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: friendly relationship
 See Also: blood brotherhood, companionship, company, confidence, fellowship, relationship, society, trust



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Friend"ship\, n. [AS. fre['o]ndscipe. See {Friend},
and {-ship}.]
1. 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.

         There is little friendship in the world. --Bacon.

         There can be no friendship without confidence, and
         no confidence without integrity.      --Rambler.

         Preferred by friendship, and not chosen by
         sufficiency.                          --Spenser.

2. Kindly aid; help; assistance, [Obs.]

         Some friendship will it [a hovel] lend you gainst
         the tempest.                          --Shak.

3. Aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony;
   correspondence. [Obs.]

         Those colors . . . have a friendship with each
         other.                                --Dryden.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accord, affection, affinity, alliance, amiability, amicability, amity, attachment, attraction, benevolence, brotherhood, closeness, coalition, comity, companionability, comradeship, concord, congeniality, consonance, conviviality, devotion, empathy, esteem, familiarity, federation, fellowship, fondness, fraternity, friendliness, fusion, harmony, intimacy, kindliness, league, love, rapport, sisterhood, sociability, warmth