friendship - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/ˈfren(d)ʃɪp/
singularfriendship
pluralfriendships
  1. 1
    [countable] a relationship between people who are friends
    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.