Definition of companionship in US English:

companionship

noun

  • A feeling of fellowship or friendship.

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

companionship

/kəmˈpanyənˌSHip//kəmˈpænjənˌʃɪp/