Friendship Friend"ship, n. [AS. fre['o]ndscipe. See {Friend}, and {-ship}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

There is little friendship in the world. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

Preferred by friendship, and not chosen by sufficiency. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Kindly aid; help; assistance, [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Some friendship will it [a hovel] lend you gainst the tempest. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Those colors . . . have a friendship with each other. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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