friendship

[frend-ship]
noun
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.

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

prefriendship, noun


2. harmony, accord, understanding, rapport.
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friend (frɛnd)
 
n
1.  a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection, and loyalty; an intimate
2.  an acquaintance or associate
3.  an ally in a fight or cause; supporter
4.  a fellow member of a party, society, etc
5.  a patron or supporter: a friend of the opera
6.  be friends to be friendly (with)
7.  make friends to become friendly (with)
 
vb
8.  (tr) an archaic word for befriend
 
[Old English frēond; related to Old Saxon friund, Old Norse frǣndi, Gothic frijōnds, Old High German friunt]
 
'friendless
 
adj
 
'friendlessness
 
n
 
'friendship
 
n

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friendship
O.E. freondscipe; see friend + -ship
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Example sentences
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.
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