Fellowship

Definition of Fellowship

Fel´low`ship
n.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.
- Calamy.
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 company.
The sorrow of Noah with his fellowship.
- Chaucer.
With that a joyous fellowship issued
Of minstrels.
- Spenser.
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.
v. t.1.(Eccl.) To acknowledge as of good standing, or in communion according to standards of faith and practice; to admit to Christian fellowship.
[imp. & p. p. Fellowshiped ( ); p. pr. & vb. n.. Fellowshiping.]

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