Words nearby companionship
What does companionship mean?
Companionship is the state of spending time with someone or having someone to spend time with—the state of having a companion or being someone’s companion.
A companion is a person who frequently spends time with you, associates with you, or accompanies you when you go places. Companionship is similar to friendship, and a person one calls a companion is usually their friend or romantic partner. But the word companionship specifically implies that a lot of time is spent in each other’s company.
The word commonly applies to relationships between people, but pets can also provide companionship.
Example: People make fun of older people for using dating sites, but the truth is that a lot of them are just lonely and looking for companionship.
Where does companionship come from?
The first records of the word companionship come from the 1540s. The word companion comes from a Late Latin word meaning “one who eats bread with another,” from the parts com-, “with,” and pānis, “bread.” The word company is based on the same roots. The suffix -ship is used in the same way as it is in words like friendship and relationship.
Companionship can come from close friendships or even more intimate relationships, such as between siblings or spouses. When you experience companionship, it means you’re frequently in the company of someone—eating together, going places together, and generally spending time together. When people describe themselves as seeking companionship on a dating app, it typically means they’re looking for a romantic partner to spend a lot of time with, especially to enjoy the same activities together. Pets often provide companionship that helps people feel less lonely. In all cases, companionship is about being together.
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What are some other forms related to companionship?
- companion (noun)
What are some synonyms for companionship?
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What are some words that often get used in discussing companionship?
How is companionship used in real life?
Companionship is often used when talking about human relationships, but it can also be applied to the companionship provided to people by their pets.
It’s been almost 2 years since my dad passed away and my mom is finally strong enough to move on and consider dating. Today i am meeting her new bf… I’m excited 🙂 people deserve to be happy and have companionship.
— Yultron (@yultron) December 26, 2019
For those who need this.
The New Year is an artificial deadline.
Your growth is determined by your own pace. Be it in acheiving a personal goal or finding companionship. There's no race with anyone except yourself
There is always an out and you are never alone
Happy New Year!
— Rohan Javet Beg (@RohanBeg) December 31, 2019
Andrew's Accessibility Advice:
Disability can be really isolating and lonely. Many disabled people won't ask for companionship because they don't want to be a burden. Asking for companionship can be really hard. Reach out to your disabled friends. Reaching out is part of access
— Drew Gurza is Your Disabled Best Friend (@DrewGurza) December 29, 2019
Try using companionship!
Which of the following people is someone with whom you could share companionship?
D. all of the above
How to use companionship in a sentence
People want a pet for companionship and to give kids a sense of responsibility and a playmate.So many pets have been adopted during the pandemic that shelters are running out|Dana Hedgpeth|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
Many rescues found new homes as the pandemic drove more folks towards furry companionship, but it was also the year these pups started to get a little long overdue credit.
In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, as soon as our basic needs—food, shelter, and safety—are met, the first thing we seek is companionship.
Puppy scams—in which people think they are buying actual puppies but receive nothing or stuffed animals—skyrocketed over the past year, with bored people at home searching for cute companionship.Here's How Shopping Scams on Facebook Are Ripping Off Thousands of Customers, With the Money Flowing Overseas|Andrew R. Chow|December 19, 2020|Time
To stay close at a time when we all need companionship and support, we’re better off picking up the phone or jumping on a video call so we can actually hear another person’s voice.Texting all day? You’ll feel happier if you pick up the phone and chat.|Jill Suttie|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
These days, plenty of women are turning to online sites for no-frills male companionship.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex|Aurora Snow|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
James brought little in the way of survival skills, but his companionship at night raised the team morale.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious|Marlow Stern|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fatherless and emotionally needy, du Pont was a loner who sought companionship and adoration—usually at great financial cost.
Me & Dog is off to a promising start and Mary Magdalene has some canine companionship.
The Defense Department, however, offered no information on which Iraqis might be looking for a little companionship.Hook-Ups, Porn Habits, and Lesbian Fantasies: Iraqis' Sexy Whispers|Gideon Resnick|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As if unwilling to trust himself longer in dangerous companionship, he went up to town with Thomas Carr.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Society likes their genial companionship, and they are favourites with, and favoured alike by young and old.
Who has not felt the comfort and companionship of a faithful dog at night, and on a lonely road.
This beauty… without her beside him, without her to share the sweet companionship of the earth… was too much to bear.
Did he really possess her in a way that made earthly companionship unnecessary?