Definition: Friendship

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From Middle English frendshipe, from Old English frēondsċiepe, from Proto-West Germanic *friundskapi. Equivalent to friend + -ship.


friendship (countable and uncountable, plural friendships)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being friends.
    Our friendship will last a lifetime!
  2. (countable) A friendly relationship, or a relationship as friends.
    Lizzie and I developed our friendship even more when we went to the convention.
  3. (uncountable) Good will.

Derived terms

  • Amish friendship bread
  • friendship bracelet


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