companionship

[kuh m-pan-yuh n-ship]

noun

association as companion; fellowship.
Printing. a group of compositors working under a foreman.

Nearby words

  1. companion star,
  2. companion vein,
  3. companionable,
  4. companionate,
  5. companionate marriage,
  6. companionway,
  7. company,
  8. company doctor,
  9. company grade,
  10. company man

Origin of companionship

First recorded in 1540–50; companion1 + -ship

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British Dictionary definitions for companionship

companionship

noun

the relationship of friends or companions; fellowship
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Word Origin and History for companionship

companionship

n.

1540s, from companion + -ship.

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