fellowship Definition

  • 1a friendly association, especially with people who share one's interests
  • 2the status of a fellow of a college or other institution

Using fellowship: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fellowship" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The church offers a fellowship for young adults.

  • Example

    He was awarded a fellowship to study abroad.

  • Example

    The group formed a close fellowship over their shared love of music.

fellowship Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for fellowship

Idioms Using fellowship

  • to end a relationship or association with someone or a group


    He decided to break fellowship with the organization after discovering their unethical practices.

  • in association or partnership with someone or a group


    The company works in fellowship with local communities to promote sustainable development.

  • a reference to the first book in J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, where a group of characters form a fellowship to destroy the One Ring


    The 'Fellowship of the Ring' is a classic tale of adventure and heroism.

Phrases with fellowship

  • a grant or stipend given to support research work


    She was awarded a research fellowship to study the effects of climate change on marine life.

  • a research position for recent PhD graduates to gain further experience and training


    After completing her PhD, she secured a postdoctoral fellowship at a prestigious university.

  • a communal meal shared among members of a religious or social group


    The church hosts a weekly fellowship meal for its members.

Origins of fellowship

from Old English 'feolaga', meaning 'partner, comrade'


Summary: fellowship in Brief

The term 'fellowship' [ˈfeləʊʃɪp] refers to friendly associations, often with shared interests, as well as the status of a fellow of an institution. Examples include 'The church offers a fellowship for young adults.' and 'He was awarded a fellowship to study abroad.' Phrases like 'research fellowship' and idioms like 'break fellowship' extend the term's usage.

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