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Definition of "friendship" []

  • The quality or condition of being friends. (noun)
  • A friendly relationship: formed many new friendships over the summer. (noun)
  • Friendliness; good will: a policy of friendship toward other nations. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "friendship" in a sentence
  • "To have a friend, to look at him, to follow him with your eyes, to admire him in friendship, is to know in a more intense way, already injured, always insistent, and more and more unforgettable, that one of the two of you will inevitably see the other die."
  • "And so one might by an extension of the term friendship say that goodwill is inactive friendship, though when it is prolonged and reaches the point of intimacy it becomes friendship-not the friendship based on utility nor that based on pleasure; for goodwill too does not arise on those terms."
  • "He also led what he called a "friendship dance," in which skiers and onlookers joined hands and moved in a circle."