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[kuh m-pan-yuh n-ship] /kəmˈpæn yənˌʃɪp/
association as companions; fellowship.
Printing. a group of compositors working under a foreman.
Origin of companionship
1540-50; companion1 + -ship Unabridged
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  • Being a social animal he will eventually turn to his caregiver for companionship.
  • His reward, as it turns out, is affection and companionship.
  • We had coffees and hot cocoas and each others' companionship and were, quite simply, comfortable.
  • She gave him the companionship and loving support that he craved.
  • Late one afternoon, desperate for companionship, she drove down the mountain to a neighborhood tavern.
  • He needed their daily companionship, he said, and feared the germs they might pick up.
  • Our home also encourages companionship of each other, but not every moment of the day.
  • Words cannot express how good their companionship was.
  • companionship, social status, and fashion sense are more desirable than the olfactory ability or intelligence of the breed.
  • Their companionship was a source of comfort and strength.
British Dictionary definitions for companionship


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

1540s, from companion + -ship.

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