[ frend-ship ]
/ ˈfrɛnd ʃɪp /


the state of being a friend; association as friends: to value a person's friendship.
a friendly relation or intimacy.
friendly feeling or disposition.

Nearby words

  1. friendly society,
  2. friends of the earth,
  3. friends, religious society of,
  4. friends, romans, countrymen, lend me your ears,
  5. friendsgiving,
  6. friendswood,
  7. frier,
  8. fries,
  9. friese-greene,
  10. friesian

Origin of friendship

before 900; Middle English; Old English frēondscipe. See friend, -ship

Related formspre·friend·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for friendship



Old English freondscipe; see friend (n.) + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper