/ˈfrɛndˌʃıp/ noun, pl -ships
1 : the state of being friends : the relationship between friends

They have a long-standing friendship. [=they have been friends for a long time]

They struck up a friendship. [=they became friends]

She formed many lasting friendships [=she made and kept many friends] during her time in college.

a friendship between two countries


They have enjoyed many years of friendship.

2 [noncount] : a friendly feeling or attitude : kindness or help given to someone

He was encouraged by the friendship his coworkers showed him.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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