- A group of people who all study a particular field of science is an example of a fellowship.
- When a student is given a grant to go to graduate school, this is an example of a graduate fellowship.
- companionship; friendly association
- a mutual sharing, as of experience, activity, interest, etc.
- a group of people with the same interests; company; brotherhood
- an endowment, or a sum of money paid from such an endowment, for the support of a graduate student, scholar, etc. doing advanced study in some field
- the rank or position of a fellow in a university or college
Origin of fellowshipMiddle English felauship
- a. The companionship of individuals in a congenial atmosphere and on equal terms: a voracious reader who found fellowship in a book club.b. Friendship; comradeship: A strong fellowship developed among them.c. A close association of friends or equals sharing similar interests: a fellowship of photographers.
- a. The financial grant made to a fellow in a college or university.b. The status or position of one who is awarded such a grant.
- A company of people that share the same interest or aim.
- A feeling of friendship, relatedness or connection between people.
- A merit-based scholarship.
- A temporary position at an academic institution with limited teaching duties and ample time for research; this may also be called a postdoc.
- (medicine) A period of supervised, sub-specialty medical training in the United States and Canada that a physician may undertake after completing a specialty training program or residency.
- (Christianity) Spiritual communion with a divine being.
- The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14, ESV))
(third-person singular simple present fellowships, present participle fellowshipping, simple past and past participle fellowshipped)
- To admit to fellowship, enter into fellowship with; to make feel welcome by showing friendship or building a cordial relationship. Now only in religious use.
- The Bishop's family fellowshipped the new converts.
- The Society of Religious Snobs refused to fellowship the poor, immigrant family.
- (intransitive) To join in fellowship; to associate with. Now only in religious use, and chiefly U.S.
- The megachurch he attends is too big for making personal connections, so he also fellowships weekly in one of the church's small groups.
- After she got married, she stopped fellowshipping with the singles in our church.
fellow + -ship