fel·low·ship /ˈfɛləˌʃɪp, lo-/
1. The state or relation of being or associate.
2. Companionship of persons on equal and friendly terms; frequent and familiar intercourse.
In a great town, friends are scattered, so that there is not that fellowship which is in less neighborhods. --Bacon.
Men are made for society and mutual fellowship. --Calamy.
3. A state of being together; companionship; partnership; association; hence, confederation; joint interest.
The great contention of the sea and skies
Parted our fellowship. --Shak.
Fellowship in pain divides not smart. --Milton.
Fellowship in woe doth woe assuage. --Shak.
The goodliest fellowship of famous knights,
Whereof this world holds record. --Tennyson.
4. Those associated with one, as in a family, or a society; a company.
The sorrow of Noah with his fellowship. --Chaucer.
With that a joyous fellowship issued
Of minstrels. --Spenser.
5. Eng. & Amer. Universities A foundation for the maintenance, on certain conditions, of a scholar called a fellow, who usually resides at the university.
6. Arith. The rule for dividing profit and loss among partners; -- called also partnership, company, and distributive proportion.
Good fellowship, companionableness; the spirit and disposition befitting comrades.
There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowship in thee. --Shak.
Fel·low·ship v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fellowshiped p. pr. & vb. n.. Fellowshiping.] Eccl. To acknowledge as of good standing, or in communion according to standards of faith and practice; to admit to Christian fellowship.
n 1: an association of people who share common beliefs or
activities; "the message was addressed not just to
employees but to every member of the company family";
"the church welcomed new members into its fellowship"
2: the state of being with someone; "he missed their company";
"he enjoyed the society of his friends" [syn: company, companionship,
3: money granted (by a university or foundation or other
agency) for advanced study or research
(1.) With God, consisting in the knowledge of his will (Job
22:21; John 17:3); agreement with his designs (Amos 3:2); mutual
affection (Rom. 8: 38, 39); enjoyment of his presence (Ps. 4:6);
conformity to his image (1 John 2:6; 1:6); and participation of
his felicity (1 John 1:3, 4; Eph. 3:14-21).
(2.) Of saints with one another, in duties (Rom. 12:5; 1 Cor.
12:1; 1 Thess. 5:17, 18); in ordinances (Heb. 10:25; Acts 2:46);
in grace, love, joy, etc. (Mal. 3:16; 2 Cor. 8:4); mutual
interest, spiritual and temporal (Rom. 12:4, 13; Heb. 13:16); in
sufferings (Rom. 15:1, 2; Gal. 6:1, 2; Rom. 12:15; and in glory