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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Fellowship


FEL'LOWSHIP, noun

1. Companionship; society; consort; mutual association of persons on equal and friendly terms; familiar intercourse.

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Ephesians 5:11.

Men are made for society and mutual fellowship

2. Association; confederacy; combination.

Most of the other christian princes were drawn into the fellowship of that war. [Unusual.]

3. Partnership; joint interest; as fellowship in pain.

4. Company; a state of being together.

The great contention of the sea and skies parted our fellowship

5. Frequency of intercourse.

In a great town friends are scattered, so that there is not that fellowship which is in less neighborhoods.

6. Fitness and fondness for festive entertainments; with good prefixed.

He had by his good fellowship - made himself popular, with all the officers of the army.

7. Communion; intimate familiarity. 1 John 1:3.

8. In arithmetic, the rule of proportions, by which the accounts of partners in business are adjusted, so that each partner may have a share of gain or sustain a share of loss, in proportion to his part of the stock.

9. An establishment in colleges, for the maintenance of a fellow.