American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being friends.
- n. A friendly relationship: formed many new friendships over the summer.
- n. Friendliness; good will: a policy of friendship toward other nations.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mutual liking and regard between persons, irreepective of sex; mutual interest based on intimate acquaintance and esteem; the feeling that moves persons to seek each other's society or to promote each other's welfare.
- n. Desire for intercourse with or the welfare of another or others; personal favor or good will; amicable feeling or regard.
- n. Congenial union of one with another or others; an individual relation of friendliness: as, to contract a friendship with a person: often in the plural.
- n. An act of kindness or friendliness; friendly aid; help; relief.
- n. Conformity; affinity; correspondence.
- n. Synonyms Amity, fellowship, companionship, alliance.
- n. uncountable The condition of being friends.
- n. countable A friendly relationship.
- n. uncountable Good will.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being friends; friendly relation, or attachment, to a person, or between persons; affection arising from mutual esteem and good will; friendliness; amity; good will.
- n. obsolete Kindly aid; help; assistance.
- n. obsolete Aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence.
- n. the state of being friends (or friendly)
- From friend + -ship. Cognate with German Freundschaft, Dutch vriendschap, West Frisian freonskip. (Wiktionary)
“To have a friend, to look at him, to follow him with your eyes, to admire him in friendship, is to know in a more intense way, already injured, always insistent, and more and more unforgettable, that one of the two of you will inevitably see the other die.”
“And so one might by an extension of the term friendship say that goodwill is inactive friendship, though when it is prolonged and reaches the point of intimacy it becomes friendship-not the friendship based on utility nor that based on pleasure; for goodwill too does not arise on those terms.”
“He also led what he called a "friendship dance," in which skiers and onlookers joined hands and moved in a circle.”
“But your friendship is the currency we really thrive on.”
“Maybe you need time apart (what I call a friendship sabbatical) to realize how much you mean to each other.”
“They do what they call friendship and cooperation, which basically is building soccer stadiums and things like that, and they have official state visits where they profess deep long-term relationships with their new friends.”
“Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed.”
“The one you hang out with and have vague fantasies about maybe having a thing with but ultimately you're just good buddies 'cause the friendship is there but the chemistry ain't: Smallville”
“I tell you frankly I began to see that when I found I shared what she called her friendship with”
“But our friendship is an uncommonly peaceful one, don't you think? ”
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