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[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.
Origin of friendship
before 900; Middle English; Old English frēondscipe. See friend, -ship
Related forms
prefriendship, noun
2. harmony, accord, understanding, rapport. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Our meeting was the beginning of a friendship that would add some poetry to my rootball-toting life.
  • Sometimes, a great friendship ensues as a result of a photo session.
  • The distinguished author has created a paean to friendship and its constancy, morning, noon and night.
  • Bulls of all ages appeared remarkably close, physically demonstrating their friendship.
  • He acknowledged that he took the case for money and out of his friendship with the accused's father.
  • But in a rare departure from character, he set aside ambition to bask in his newfound friendship.
  • Anyone who has had the good fortune of knowing her cherishes her friendship and spontaneity.
  • friendship can be troublingly complicated in day-to-day life.
  • Or you could take it personally and that will harm the friendship.
  • If you give up on the friendship, and she was a really good friend at some point, you'll feel sad.
Word Origin and History for friendship

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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