Definition of Friendship

1. Noun. The state of being friends (or friendly).

Exact synonyms: Friendly Relationship
Generic synonyms: Relationship
Specialized synonyms: Blood Brotherhood, Companionship, Company, Fellowship, Society, Confidence, Trust
Derivative terms: Friend, Friend

Definition of Friendship

1. n. 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.

Definition of Friendship

1. Noun. The condition of being friends. ¹

2. Noun. A friendly relationship. ¹

3. Noun. Good will. ¹

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Definition of Friendship

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Friendship

friendly amendments
friendly fire
friendly match
friendly matches
friendly relationship
friendly suit
friendly suits
friendly takeover
friends list
friends lists
friends of Bill W.
friends of Dorothy
friends with benefits
friendship (current term)
friendship bench
friendship benches
friendship bracelet
friendship bracelets
friendship plant
friendships with benefits

Literary usage of Friendship

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"1 ' JrI friendship of kinsmen and that of comrades. ... The friendship of host and guest might also be included in this class. ..."

2. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1906)
"THE friendship GRANITE AREA. friendship is a station on the Wilkesboro and ... Three miles N. 25° E. from friendship, two openings about half a mile apart ..."

3. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1810)
"Breasts that with sympathizing ardour glow'd, And holy friendship, such as Theseus vow'd. I INTEND the paper for this day as a loose essay upon friendship, ..."

4. The Works of Francis Bacon by John Thomas Scharf, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath, William Rawley (1878)
"OF friendship. IT had been hard for him that spake it to have put more truth and untruth together in few words, than in that speech, Whosoever is delighted ..."

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