friendship

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From Middle English frendshipe, frendschip, freondschipe, from Old English frēondscipe (friendship), equivalent to friend +‎ -ship. Cognate with Scots freindschip (friendship), West Frisian freonskip (friendship), Saterland Frisian Früündskup, Fjundskup (friendship), Dutch vriendschap (friendship), German Low German Fründschap (friendship), German Freundschaft (friendship).

NounEdit

friendship (countable and uncountable, plural friendships)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being friends.
  2. (countable) A friendly relationship, or a relationship as friends.
  3. (uncountable) Good will.

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 13:55