from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being friends.
- n. A friendly relationship: formed many new friendships over the summer.
- n. Friendliness; good will: a policy of friendship toward other nations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The condition of being friends.
- n. A friendly relationship.
- n. Good will.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Kindly aid; help; assistance
- n. Aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mutual liking and regard between persons, irreepective of sex; mutual interest based on intimate acquaintance and esteem; the feeling that moves persons to seek each other's society or to promote each other's welfare.
- n. Desire for intercourse with or the welfare of another or others; personal favor or good will; amicable feeling or regard.
- n. Congenial union of one with another or others; an individual relation of friendliness: as, to contract a friendship with a person: often in the plural.
- n. An act of kindness or friendliness; friendly aid; help; relief.
- n. Conformity; affinity; correspondence.
- n. Synonyms Amity, fellowship, companionship, alliance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being friends (or friendly)
From friend + -ship. Cognate with German Freundschaft, Dutch vriendschap, West Frisian freonskip. (Wiktionary)