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[kuh m-pan-yuh n-ship] /kəmˈpæn yənˌʃɪp/
association as companion; fellowship.
Printing. a group of compositors working under a foreman.
Origin of companionship
1540-50; companion1 + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I may have neglected her, but only for the companionship of men.

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • She would miss him then; but, he reflects, there is no one else for companionship.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Because it brought me the companionship of you two lads, something I needed.

    Dick Merriwell Abroad Burt L. Standish
  • In the companionship of these he passed happy, pleasant, and fruitful hours.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • She told him one day how lonely she was for women's companionship.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
British Dictionary definitions for companionship


the relationship of friends or companions; fellowship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for companionship

1540s, from companion + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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