Definitions of friendship

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Kindly aid; help; assistance, Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons. Medical Dictionary DB
  5. Intimacy united with affection or esteem; mutual attachment; good will. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Attachment from mutual esteem: friendly assistance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. State of being a friend; intimacy; kindness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Mutual regard; the state or fact of being friends or being friendly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. An attachment to a person, proceeding from intimate acquaintance and a reciprocation of kind offices; mutual attachment; favour; friendly aid. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Intimacy or attachment depending on mutual respect and esteem; personal kindness; friendly aid: Friends, the religious body or society usually called Quakers: friendly society, a kind of club or association among operatives for affording relief to the members when out of work, or in sickness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Being friends, relation between friends; friendly disposition felt or shown. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. An attachment to a person proceeding from intimate acquaintance, or from a favourable opinion of the estimable qualities of his mind;—a mutual relation or intimacy;—favour; personal kindness;—friendly aid, office, or kindness. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. The state of minds united by mutual benevolence; highest degree of intimacy; favour, personal kindness; assistance, help. Complete Dictionary