- the condition or relation of being a fellow: the fellowship of humankind.
- friendly relationship; companionship: the fellowship of father and son.
- community of interest, feeling, etc.
- communion, as between members of the same church.
- an association of persons having similar tastes, interests, etc.
- a company, guild, or corporation.
- the body of fellows in a college or university.
- the position or emoluments of a fellow of a college or university, or the sum of money he or she receives.
- a foundation for the maintenance of a fellow in a college or university.
- to admit to fellowship, especially religious fellowship.
- to join in fellowship, especially religious fellowship.
Origin of fellowship
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2. comradeship, camaraderie, friendship, society, intimacy.
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Examples from the Web for fellowship
Jason Berry received a 1992 Alicia Patterson Fellowship for his coverage of demagogues in Louisiana.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
This stealthy network is known as The Family or The Fellowship.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of
September 25, 2014
Disclosure: Five years ago, the author received a 10-week Koch Summer Fellowship.Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops
August 27, 2014
If one of the nine members of the Fellowship can go, then any of them can, except probably Frodo.Life After Deaths: Sean Bean on 'Game of Thrones' Paternity and 'Legends'
August 11, 2014
There is no questioning their fellowship and effort to dispel misplaced preconceptions.A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos
July 28, 2014
We sense the call of the human heart for fellowship, fraternity, and cooperation.
She saw it was reasonable: what fellowship can light have with darkness, or love with starvation?Weighed and Wanting
It lay partly in the bearing fruit, partly in the fellowship which made that possible.Pax Vobiscum
It is a law of that fellowship that what is right and legitimate for me is right and legitimate for the other fellow also.
That there are defects in this gospel and programme of American fellowship, every one is aware.
- the state of sharing mutual interests, experiences, activities, etc
- a society of people sharing mutual interests, experiences, activities, etc; club
- companionship; friendship
- the state or relationship of being a fellow
- mutual trust and charitableness between Christians
- a Church or religious association
- a financed research post providing study facilities, privileges, etc, often in return for teaching services
- a foundation endowed to support a postgraduate research student
- an honorary title carrying certain privileges awarded to a postgraduate student
- (often capital) the body of fellows in a college, university, etc
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Word Origin and History for fellowship
To fellowship with is to hold communion with; to unite with in doctrine and discipline. This barbarism now appears with disgusting frequency in the reports of ecclesiastical conventions, and in the religious newspapers generally. [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper