AskDefine | Define fellowship

Dictionary Definition



1 an association of people who share common beliefs or activities; "the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"; "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship" [syn: family]
2 the state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends" [syn: company, companionship, society]
3 money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A company of people that shares the same interest or aim.
  2. A feeling of friendship, relatedness or connection between people.
  3. A merit-based scholarship.
  4. A temporary position at an academic institution with limited teaching duties and ample time for research; this may also be called a postdoc.
  5. A stipend that supports the pursuit of an advanced degree and/or research.

Extensive Definition

Fellowship may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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