Definition of companionship in US English:

companionship

noun

  • A feeling of fellowship or friendship.

    ‘the love and companionship of marriage’
    • ‘The dance revolves around the idea that children from poor backgrounds need companionship and love.’
    • ‘The modest companionship of working together was to become the substance of religious dialogue.’
    • ‘It is a plaintive ode to the joys of platonic love and companionship.’
    • ‘None was like him, and so none could provide fellowship or companionship for him.’
    • ‘The tree pollen will soon disappear and, in the meantime, I have friendship and companionship to help me along.’
    • ‘The family also teaches that kin are the appropriate source of friendly companionship.’
    • ‘He also told me that companionship can grow to friendship then to intimacy then finally to love.’
    • ‘Bread is a symbol of life, and the sharing and breaking of bread, a basic act of fellowship and companionship.’
    • ‘When you feel lonely for companionship, invite a friend to dinner.’
    • ‘Friends provide companionship and support when things go wrong, and are a social group with whom we share values and beliefs.’
    • ‘It is built upon the foundation of friendship and companionship, and trust.’
    • ‘But alas, females enjoy friendly male companionship and figure the news can wait.’
    • ‘Will two unsuccessful, undateable losers in love find companionship together?’
    • ‘It's aim is to bring people together for companionship in the first instance, said Mrs Shepherd.’
    • ‘The years of loyal companionship and unconditional love have left me with many happy memories.’
    • ‘She provides love, companionship and entertainment, and brings so much happiness to my life.’
    • ‘Officers promoted from the ranks say they miss the easy friendliness and companionship of the mess deck but it is hard to see how.’
    • ‘Nothing seems to contradict the longing for warmth and companionship more than a multiplex.’
    • ‘In most of the islands, music is made to keep people together and enhance their companionship.’
    • ‘Maybe it was the drop in her history grade, or the lost companionship of her best friend.’
    friendship, fellowship, closeness, togetherness, amity, intimacy, rapport, camaraderie, comradeship, solidarity, mutual support, mutual affection, brotherhood, sisterhood
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Pronunciation

companionship

/kəmˈpænjənˌʃɪp//kəmˈpanyənˌSHip/