Definitions for: Fellowship

[n] an association of people who share common beliefs or activities; "the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"; "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship"
[n] money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research
[n] the state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

Webster (1913) Definition: Fel"low*ship, n. [Fellow + -ship.]
1. The state or relation of being or associate.

2. Companionship of persons on equal and friendly terms;
frequent and familiar intercourse.

In a great town, friends are scattered, so that
there is not that fellowship which is in less
neighborhods. --Bacon.

Men are made for society and mutual fellowship.

3. A state of being together; companionship; partnership;
association; hence, confederation; joint interest.

The great contention of the sea and skies Parted our
fellowship. --Shak.

Fellowship in pain divides not smart. --Milton.

Fellowship in woe doth woe assuage. --Shak.

The goodliest fellowship of famous knights, Whereof
this world holds record. --Tennyson.

4. Those associated with one, as in a family, or a society; a

The sorrow of Noah with his fellowship. --Chaucer.

With that a joyous fellowship issued Of minstrels.

5. (Eng. & Amer. Universities) A foundation for the
maintenance, on certain conditions, of a scholar called a
fellow, who usually resides at the university.

6. (Arith.) The rule for dividing profit and loss among
partners; -- called also partnership, company, and
distributive proportion.

Good fellowship, companionableness; the spirit and
disposition befitting comrades.

There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good
fellowship in thee. --Shak.

Fel"low*ship, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fellowshiped;
p. pr. & vb. n.. Fellowshiping.] (Eccl.)
To acknowledge as of good standing, or in communion according
to standards of faith and practice; to admit to Christian

Synonyms: companionship, company, family, society

See Also: aid, association, award, economic aid, freemasonry, friendly relationship, friendship, prize

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