fellowship




A grant given by a university or foundation to a scholar for research or study is a fellowship. If you get a fellowship to do research on insects, it might bug your colleagues who didn’t get one.

Use fellowship to refer to someone’s company or companionship. Your grandmother might prefer the fellowship of people her own age, since they remember the same historic events as she does and know the same songs. A fellowship is also a community of people who share common beliefs or interests. A fellowship of knitters might meet weekly at a cafe in your town to exchange ideas and knit together.

Definitions of fellowship
  1. noun

    the state of being with someone

    synonyms:
    companionship, company, society
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    types:

    freemasonry

    a natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests
    type of:

    friendly relationship, friendship

    the state of being friends (or friendly)

  2. noun

    an association of people who share common beliefs or activities

    “the church welcomed new members into its
    fellowship
    synonyms:
    family
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    types:

    koinonia

    Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians; said in particular of the early Christian community
    type of:

    association

    a formal organization of people or groups of people

  3. noun

    money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research

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    type of:

    aid, economic aid, financial aid

    money to support a worthy person or cause
    award, prize

    something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

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