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Definition of friendship noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a relationship between friends a close/lasting/lifelong friendship friendships formed while she was in college friendship with somebody He seemed to have already struck up (= begun)a friendship with Jo. friendship between A and B It's the story of an extraordinary friendship between a boy and a seal.
  2. 2[uncountable] the feeling or relationship that friends have; the state of being friends Your friendship is very important to me. a conference to promote international friendship
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: friendship