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

before 900; Middle English; Old English frēondscipe. See friend, -ship
Related formspre·friend·ship, noun

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Related Words for friendship

pact, accord, love, devotion, closeness, agreement, understanding, society, harmony, intimacy, rapport, affection, solidarity, alliance, amiability, concord, sociability, esteem, consonance, favor

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Word Origin and History for friendship


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

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