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. Aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Attachment from mutual esteem: friendly assistance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. State of being a friend; intimacy; kindness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Usage examples for friendship

  1. But that's just friendship – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  2. I can't do much to show my interest and friendship though I've tried hard to think of some way. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben