Fellowship definition

fĕlō-shĭp
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A mutual sharing, as of experience, activity, interest, etc.
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Companionship; friendly association.
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A feeling of friendship, relatedness or connection between people.
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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.

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A merit-based scholarship.
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The rank or position of a fellow in a university or college.
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A close association of friends or equals sharing similar interests.

A fellowship of photographers.

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The definition of a fellowship is a group of people who share a common interest or is a grant of funds for a student.

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.

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The companionship of individuals in a congenial atmosphere and on equal terms.

A voracious reader who found fellowship in a book club.

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Friendship; comradeship.

A strong fellowship developed among them.

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The financial grant made to a fellow in a college or university.
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A temporary position at an academic institution with limited teaching duties and ample time for research; this may also be called a postdoc.
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(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.
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(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))

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(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.

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A group of people with the same interests; company; brotherhood.
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The status or position of one who is awarded such a grant.
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A company of people that share the same interest or aim.
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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.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fellowship
Plural:
fellowships

Origin of fellowship

  • fellow +‎ -ship

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