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noun British English pronunciation: friendship /ˈfren(d)ʃɪp/ 
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singularfriendship
pluralfriendships
  1. 1
    [countable] a relationship between people who are friends

    The reunion gave us a chance to renew old friendships.

    friendship with:

    His friendship with a local businessman led to allegations of corruption.

    someone's friendship:

    Whatever happened, I did not want to lose Sarah's friendship.

    close friendship:

    She formed a close friendship with Vera Brittain.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the feeling of being friends with someone or of being with friendly people

      The group provides support and friendship for old people.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a good relationship between countries or governments, in which they help and support each other

    They've signed a friendship and co-operation treaty.

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