Definition of fellowship in English:

fellowship

noun

  • 1Friendly association, especially with people who share one's interests.

    ‘they valued fun and good fellowship as the cement of the community’
    • ‘Why do we long for fellowship with creatures so different from ourselves?’
    • ‘A full programme of events has been devised to ensure speakers, excursions, fun and fellowship.’
    • ‘The rest of the night continued with fun, fellowship, and no unexpected interruptions.’
    • ‘Various social gatherings bring members together for times of fellowship and fun beyond biweekly worship.’
    • ‘The poolside terrace was packed with diners and people enjoying an evening amongst friends in fun and fellowship.’
    • ‘They can take us back to the warm, rich fellowship of friends that are far away.’
    • ‘Well, in the first place, I propose good fellowship - good friends all around.’
    • ‘They're stunned to find that solidarity, and fellowship, are rare even among immigrant groups.’
    • ‘There was also good opportunity to meet brethren from other churches and to renew fellowship with friends.’
    • ‘Here, without any sacrifice of honor, is a wide field for good fellowship and tolerance.’
    • ‘Cottage meetings and religious societies offered a sense of friendship and fellowship, a powerful combination of individual assurance and community discipline.’
    • ‘Its purpose is fellowship and fun and, as with the youth club, is open to all young people of post-primary school age.’
    • ‘It was not a roar of hatred or revenge but one of solidarity, of fellowship, of concern.’
    • ‘Neither can we share fellowship nor even receive desperately needed resources.’
    • ‘I hope he finds support and fellowship with other courageous souls like David Morrison.’
    • ‘This had also been a problem in the nineteenth century when it led people first to think carefully as to whom they could share fellowship.’
    • ‘The mood in central London is odd - actually very stoical and with a real sense of fellowship and camaraderie.’
    • ‘We all have another chance for a great educational experience and to renew fellowship with friends we may have not seen in a while.’
    • ‘I would like to get into town more often to share fellowship and attend church more regularly, but at the moment it's once or twice a month for a Sunday service.’
    • ‘I can recall happy evenings sitting round cheery fires, making our own entertainment, and a wonderful spirit of friendliness and fellowship prevailing.’
    companionship, companionability, sociability, comradeship, fraternization, camaraderie, friendship, mutual support, mutual respect, mutual liking
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    1. 1.1A group of people meeting to pursue a shared interest or aim.
      • ‘The fellowships seek to stimulate interest in ethnic-minority mental health research and mental health services by providing financial support and mentoring to doctoral students.’
      • ‘The fellowship of the church puts us in company with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.’
      • ‘Most observers look past church women's organizations, thinking that women's fellowships are only interested in spiritual matters such as Bible reading, praying, and singing.’
      • ‘I'm referring to the actual members of the local congregations, fellowships and brotherhoods that open their hearts and wallets regularly for their faith.’
      • ‘The family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strengths and hopes in order to solve their common problems.’
      • ‘I had tried the youth group thing, but found it to be more of an extension of the social clique at my school than a spiritual fellowship.’
      • ‘An open public meeting was held in the Community Centre on Saturday night and this was followed by closed meetings of both fellowships on Sunday morning.’
      • ‘It is a fellowship of men and women who share strength and hope.’
      • ‘It is also your responsibility to encourage them to seek out good Christian friends for fellowship.’
      • ‘He had defined the local church as a fellowship of baptised believers.’
      • ‘The sole purpose of the fellowship of believers was the edification of the church.’
      • ‘Rotary fellowship parties were in progress in all the different regions of Thailand as members came together in fellowship.’
      • ‘Alcoholics Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of people pursuing a goal of abstinence and recovery through their 12 step program.’
      • ‘At least back in Arkansas I had a small fellowship of believers to support me.’
    2. 1.2A guild or corporation.
      • ‘These were social and religious fellowships, and the town's Guildhall belonged to one of them.’
      • ‘Now they have all been drawn together into a world fellowship of Bible societies called The United Bible Societies.’
  • 2The status of a fellow of a college or society.

    ‘she held the Faulkner fellowship’
    • ‘It appears that men from Lancashire were given preference at this time in the competition for fellowships at Christ's College.’
    • ‘He was appointed to a fellowship at Christ's College in 1879 and taught at Cambridge for the rest of his life.’
    • ‘This graduate has now had an academic fellowship at a major university confirmed, and has been appointed a Visiting Professorship at a very prestigious Writing School in the USA.’
    • ‘Many college students are getting experience before they graduate by participating in internships, cooperative education, fellowships, and summer work.’
    • ‘Last year Georgina also won a fellowship to Columbia School of Journalism and New York University, representing Irish ethnic journalism in New York.’
    • ‘Cranmer was given a fellowship at Jesus College, Cambridge in 1510, which he lost when he married the daughter of a local tavern-keeper.’
    • ‘In 1907 he was appointed Camden Professor of Ancient History with an official fellowship at Brasenose College.’
    • ‘In the same year of 1927 he was also elected to a fellowship at Queen's College Oxford.’
    • ‘Newton proposed Stirling for a fellowship of the Royal Society of London and, on 3 November 1726, Stirling was elected.’
    • ‘Sherlock Holmes gets given an honorary fellowship from the Royal Society of Chemistry.’
    • ‘Barrow graduated in 1649 and successfully competed for a college fellowship in the same year.’
    • ‘He had a University Assistant Lectureship but he did not initially have a college fellowship.’
    • ‘Will recently completed a fellowship at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.’
    • ‘After being certified, a surgeon often applies for a fellowship at the American College of Surgeons.’
    • ‘Over the next 17 years he honed his general surgery skills, obtained fellowships of the royal colleges, and became surgeon-in-charge at Kowloon Hospital from 1957 to 1963.’
    • ‘Elected to a fellowship at Trinity College, he became a tutor and lecturer and taught at Cambridge all his life.’
    • ‘I was getting ready to attend Harvard Law School on a military fellowship that would have required me to return after graduation, typically as a prosecutor.’
    • ‘Magdalen may well have far more tutors than most other colleges, but far more of these are University fellowships and non-teaching positions.’
    • ‘At that time Fellows at Cambridge had to be unmarried, and so on his marriage in 1857 Stokes had to give up his fellowship at Pembroke College.’
    • ‘He was appointed as a university lecturer in the following year and, in 1935, was elected to a fellowship at Pembroke College, Cambridge.’

Pronunciation:

fellowship

/ˈfelōˌSHip/