Meaning of “friendship” in the English Dictionary

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"friendship" in British English

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friendshipnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈfrend.ʃɪp/ us /ˈfrend.ʃɪp/

B1 a situation in which two people are friends:

Their friendship goes back to when they were at school together.
Did you form any close/lasting friendships in college?
I value her friendship above anything else.

More examples

  • Over time, their acquaintance developed into a lasting friendship.
  • In every friendship there has to be some give-and-take.
  • He gets really jealous if his girlfriend strikes up a friendship with another man.
  • Sean and Sarah's friendship blossomed into love.
  • Remember, friendships are a two-way street .

(Definition of “friendship” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"friendship" in American English

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friendshipnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈfrend·ʃɪp/

a friendly relationship, or the state of being friends:

[ C ] Their friendship goes back 25 years.
[ U ] I value friendship above all else.

(Definition of “friendship” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)